Titans Head Coach Rumors


Here’s a running list of rumors related to the Titans head coaching search.

  • Ian Rapoport reports that the Titans and Ken Whisenhunt have mutual interest as he’s a former Vanderbilt coach.
    • Rapoport adds that Whisenhunt is comfortable with the team’s front office and the city of Nashville.
    • Chris McCosky mentions that the Whisenhunt’s reported interest in the Titans job “smells of leverage plays by agents.

We’ll have continuous updates post here as the news is available, so be sure to check back.


  • Jim Wyatt is “hearing” that the Titans are “very interested” in Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt.
    • According to Wyatt, the Titans question marks at quarterback could impact their chances of landing Whisenhunt as their next head coach.
    • Wyatt adds that the Titans also have interest in Seahawks DC Dan Quinn as well, but won’t be able to interview him until February.
  • Jay Glazer reports that Seahawks DC Dan Quinn will interview with the Titans next week.



  • Adam Schefter reports that Titans owner Tommy Smith said to be “smitten with Seattle” to the point that Seahawks DC Dan Quinn is considered to be finalist even before he officially interviews for the job.
  • The Titans announced that Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt did in fact interview for the head coaching vacancy Friday night.



  • Ian Rapoport is “hearing” that Seahawks DC Dan Quinn is the top candidate for the Titans head coaching job.
    • Rapoport adds that other candidates include: Ravens OC Jim Caldwell, Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt, Bengals DC Mike Zimmer and Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell.
  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt is scheduled to interview with the Titans Friday.



  • The Titans completed their interview with Ravens OC Jim Caldwell today. (Update: 5:12 pm)
  • Jim Wyatt reports that Bengals DC Mike Zimmer will be the next candidate for interview for the Titans’ job. (Update: 3:30 pm)
    • Wyatt adds that Ravens OC Jim Caldwell will finish is interview with the team in the next two hours. (Update: 3:30 pm)



  • Jim Wyatt reports that Ravens OC Jim Caldwell will interview for the Titans’ head-coaching vacancy on Wednesday. (Update: 5:54 pm)
  • The Titans announced on Tuesday that they have completed their interview with Bengals OC Jay Gruden regarding their head-coaching vacancy. (Update: 4:47 pm)



  • Jason La Canfora expects Seahawks DC Dan Quinn to get an interview with the Titans, as GM Ruston Webster is reportedly “very high” on him. (Update: 5:11 pm)
  • Dave Birkett reports that Ravens OC Jim Caldwell will interview for the Titans job this week. (Update: 4:25 pm)
  • Adam Schefter reports that Bengals DC Mike Zimmer is expected to interview for the Titans job this week. (Update: 3:50 pm)
  • Bengals OC Jay Gruden mentioned that he is not sure about interviewing with the Lions regarding their head-coaching vacancy, per Dave Birkett. He expects to meet with the Vikings, Titans and Redskins.
  • Jason La Canfora confirms that the Titans have in fact requested permission to interview Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt.
  • Jim Wyatt reports that the Titans have officially requested permission to speak with Bengals OC Jay Gruden regarding a head coaching position.
  • Albert Breer is “hearing” that the Titans are among three teams with interest in Bengals DC Mike Zimmer.



  • Ian Rapoport reports that the Titans have interest in Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt, Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell, Cowboys special teams coach Rich Bisaccia and Vanderbilt HC James Franklin.


  • Jason La Canfora is hearing that Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt and Arizona DC Todd Bowles are both being mentioned as options for the Titans head coaching job.
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Masta P
Masta P
6 years ago

The Browns would be smart to target Whisenhunt but they are the Browns, if they were smart they would have kept Chudzinski, he was a good coach, they traded Trent Richardson and had NOBODY at quarterback. I am not a huge Lovie Smith fan but I think he was a good hire for Tampa Bay and bringing Leslie Frazier there is a good move. If the Bucs can trade up and get Jadevon Clowney he could be a beast under Frazier and Smith.