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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