Since arriving in 2018, Vrabel had led Tennessee to four straight winning seasons. Ever since then, the roster talent declined, leading to two straight seasons of finishing under .500.
Even after finishing 7-10, not many expected Vrabel to be let go. The 2022 Coach of the Year is still regarded as one of the best leaders in the league. He’ll now be one of the biggest names in the head coaching market.
Vrabel finished the season strong with a 28-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tennessee had nothing to play for besides wanting to ruin Jacksonville’s playoff chances.
Still, Mike Vrabel instilled motivation in a team that had nothing to play for.
That’s why it’s a bit odd that Amy Adams Strunk decided to move on from him at this point.
He’s not in charge of personnel, so he must do the best with what he’s got. That’s exactly what he’s done over the last couple of years.
The Titans have consistently overachieved based on the talent on their roster.
Former General Manager Jon Robinson shot Vrabel in the foot when he traded away A.J. Brown on 2022’s draft day. Robinson would continue to make Vrabel’s life harder with decisions he made in both free agency and the draft.
These bad decisions culminated in poor rosters for both the 2022 and 2023 seasons, the only ones where Vrabel failed to get his team over the .500 mark.
It seems likely Vrabel will get another shot at being a head coach. With so many vacancies present, he might get his pick of the bunch.