Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Titans HC Mike Mularkey’s job isn’t safe, even though they’ve managed to make the playoffs.
According to Rapoport, a loss to the Chiefs could lead to the team firing Mularkey and making a run at Patriots OC Josh McDaniels.
A few weeks ago, Rapoport reported that there has been serious frustration about the development of quarterback Marcus Mariota under Mularkey and it’s possible the Titans could try to lure a notable offensive coach to Tennessee such as McDaniels.
It’s worth mentioning that there are obvious ties between the Titans and McDaniels, given that GM Jon Robinson worked with McDaniels while they were in New England together a few years ago.
There’s no question that the regression of Mariota has to be a big concern for the Titans among other things. The only question is whether they would be capable of convincing someone like McDaniels to leave a great situation in New England to take over the team.
Mularkey, 56, began his NFL coaching career with the Buccaneers in 1994 as their tight ends coach. Since then, Mularkey has worked for a number of NFL teams including the Steelers, Bills, Dolphins, Falcons and Jaguars before he joined Ken Whisenhunt’s staff back in 2014.
After Whisenhunt was fired in 2015, Mularkey was elevated to interim head coach and managed to hold on to the job.
During his tenure as the Titans head coach, Mularkey has led them to a record of 20-21 (48.8 percent) and no playoff appearances.
We’ll have more regarding Mularkey and the Titans as the news is available.