What a few weeks it’s been in Tennessee. The Titans made the playoffs, with the understanding that head coach Mike Mularkey was on the hot seat without a win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Titans fell behind Kansas City 21-3 on Wild Card Saturday, then rallied for an improbable 22-21 win. Tennessee lost to New England on Saturday night, but Mularkey’s job was saved.
From last night:
Sources: The #Titans have offered coach Mike Mularkey an extension in the wake of their playoff run. He’s staying.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 15, 2018
Mularkey event told The Tennesseean that he expected to bring his entire coaching staff back for 2018.
Fast forward a few hours and now Mularkey is out of a job.
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) January 15, 2018
“I want to thank Mike Mularkey for his contributions to our franchise over his tenure with our organization,” controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement. “He took over our team during a low moment and together with Jon built a solid foundation for our franchise. I appreciated that Mike devoted himself to this team and the community.”
Formerly the head coach of the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mularkey had been with the Titans since 2014, first as tight ends coach, then as assistant head coach and then ascended to head coach when Ken Whisenhunt was fired mid-season in 2015. Mularkey went 2-7 as the interim in 2015, then 9-7 in both 2016 and ’17.
As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest of this developing story.