Mike Vrabel exited the Titans, following captains Ron Rivera and Arthur Smith from the Falcons

One day after Black Monday, Mike Vrabel was fired from the Tennessee Titans after six seasons, one of which included a trip to the AFC Championship Game.

Vrabel made two more playoff appearances with the Titans and was the 2021 Coach of the Year. He went 54-45 overall in Nashville, including a disappointing 6-11 mark last season. While there has been speculation that Vrabel could be traded, The Athletic reported as much Tennessee was wary that a trade would be a very long process.

His dismissal comes after the Atlanta Falcons fired head coach Arthur Smith, who finished a third straight season at 7-10, with an overall record of 21-30 as head coach of the Falcons and did not make the playoffs.

Following Smith in the shooting rotation was Washington's captain, Ron Rivera.

Under Rivera, the Chiefs won the NFC East with a 7-9 record in 2020. They never improved after that, going 7-10 in 2021, 8-8-1 in 2022, and having an even worse 2023 at 4-13.

Who else will join Vrabel, Smith and Rivera in the search for a new job? Three other head coaches have already been fired this season: the Las Vegas Raiders' Josh McDaniels, the Carolina Panthers' Frank Reich, and the Los Angeles Chargers' coach Brandon Staley. In addition, two general managers, Dave Ziegler of the Raiders and Tom Telesco of the Chargers, were also let go.

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    -Saints Assistant GM Khai Harley
    – Ravens Vice President of Football Administration Nick Mathieu
    – Colts assistant GM Ed Dodds
    – Raiders interim GM Champ Kelly

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    -Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan
    – Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn
    – Ravens defensive coordinator Mike McDonald
    – Dolphins offensive coordinator Frank Smith
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    -Ravens offensive coordinator Todd Monken
    – Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dave Canales

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    Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh speaks during a press conference before the NCAA College Football Playoff game between Washington and Michigan Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, in Houston.  The match will be held on Monday.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh speaks during a press conference before the NCAA College Football Playoff game between Washington and Michigan Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, in Houston.  The match will be held on Monday.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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