The Titans will be playing for more than just a chance to advance in the playoffs today in Kansas City.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapport, the Titans could also be playing for their head coach’s job:
The #Titans are in the playoffs, but coach Mike Mularkey’s job is not safe. Sources say a loss could end his tenure, as the team prepares for a run at #Patriots OC Josh McDaniels. Big game today with multiple ramifications.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 6, 2018
Mike Mularkey joined the Titans in 2015 when he replaced Ken Whisenhunt as the team’s head coach in the middle of the season. The Titans went 2-7 in their remaining nine games, but followed that up with back-to-back 9-7 seasons, including the franchise’s first playoff berth since 2008 this season.
But the Titans front office has gotten impatience with the lack of development from quarterback Marcus Mariota and feel like a change in coaching could help their franchise guy.
The team is expected to make a run at New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who has ties to current Titans GM Jon Robinson.