The Tennessee Titans announced that they won’t be renewing GM Ruston Webster’s contract and that they’ve named Steve Underwood permanent team president.
“Today, I am glad to announce that Steve Underwood will be continuing in his role as our president and chief executive officer on a permanent basis,” said Titans Controlling Owner and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors Amy Adams Strunk. “I have had ongoing discussions with Steve on this issue for a while, and I feel his leadership is vital in order to move us forward. He has brought much-needed stability to our organization, and I look forward to progress that will be made under his leadership.
“Additionally, I would like to thank Ruston Webster for all of his efforts with our franchise, as he is a man of great character and integrity and someone for whom we I have tremendous respect. Our mission is to become one of the elite franchises in the National Football League, and we have fallen short of this goal in recent years. We are in the search process for our head coaching and general manager positions. We share our fans’ frustration about the team’s recent performance, and we are committed to doing everything we can to return our team to a perennial postseason contender.”
“I want to thank the Titans organization for the opportunity to be their general manager over the last four seasons,” said Webster. “I have always had the best interests of the franchise in mind and did my best to move this franchise forward. The most important thing to me are the relationships I built within the building and the Nashville community. My family and I will be forever grateful, and we wish the franchise the best of luck in the future.”
Additionally, the Titans announced that interim HC Mike Mularkey will interview for the permanent job.
Vice President of Football Administration Vin Marino will oversee the Titans’ football operations during the general manager search.
We’ll have more regarding the Titans’ GM job as the news is available.