Looking for change, Titans fire Mularkey


Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn.

The Tennessee Titans believe the potential reward from quarterback Marcus Mariota working with his third head coach in his fourth NFL season outweighs the risk of change.

Or sticking with the same coach.

So now the Titans are looking for a new coach to replace Mike Mularkey and build off the franchise’s first playoff win in 14 years to make them a true NFL contender.

“There’s nothing more that I want for our fans than to bring a championship here,” general manager Jon Robinson said Monday. “I feel like it’s my charge to put the team in the best position to do that.”

The Titans fired Mike Mularkey on Monday, less than 48 hours after a 35-14 loss to New England in the AFC divisional round.

Mularkey revived a team with the NFL’s worst record over two seasons and led them to their first playoff victory in 14 years only to become the first coach let go after winning a playoff game since San Francisco fired Steve Mariucci after the 2002 season.

Mularkey led the Titans to back-to-back 9-7 records — their first consecutive winning records since 2007-08.

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