The Tennessee Titans fired their head coach during the season, and now they’ve fired their General Manager on the first day of the offseason.
Titans G.M. Ruston Webster has been fired. The team announced the move today, along with the news that Steve Underwood has been permanently promoted to President and CEO.
“Today, I am glad to announce that Steve Underwood will be continuing in his role as our president and chief executive officer on a permanent basis,” said Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk. “I have had ongoing discussions with Steve on this issue for a while, and I feel his leadership is vital in order to move us forward. He has brought much-needed stability to our organization, and I look forward to progress that will be made under his leadership.
“Additionally, I would like to thank Ruston Webster for all of his efforts with our franchise, as he is a man of great character and integrity and someone for whom we I have tremendous respect. Our mission is to become one of the elite franchises in the National Football League, and we have fallen short of this goal in recent years. We are in the search process for our head coaching and general manager positions. We share our fans’ frustration about the team’s recent performance, and we are committed to doing everything we can to return our team to a perennial postseason contender.”
The Titans have confirmed that Mike Mularkey, who finished the season as interim head coach after Ken Whisenhunt was fired, will be given an interview and remains a candidate to become head coach on a permanent basis.