Titans sign Mike Vrabel, Jon Robinson to contract extensions

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The Titans are keeping continuity with their top football brass.

Tennessee announced on Tuesday that head coach Mike Vrabel and General Manager Jon Robinson have each reached agreements on contract extensions with the club.

The lengths of the new deals were not disclosed. Both men were previously under contract through 2022.

“I am proud to say that Jon and Mike will be leading our football team for years to come,” Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement. “I have seen the team improve on a yearly basis under their direction, and I know their singular goal is to deliver a championship for our fans. Together they have developed a culture within our organization that has been essential to our success. Their values align with mine and what I want the Titans to be. They demand excellence from themselves and others, work well together, are always striving to improve and they care deeply for our players and staff.”

Robinson was hired as the team’s G.M. in 2016. The Titans have not had a losing season under Robinson. But after a pair of 9-7 seasons with former head coach Mike Mularkey to begin Robinson’s tenure, the Titans hired Vrabel in 2018.

Vrabel’s first two years ended with 9-7 records, but the club advanced to the AFC Championship game in 2019. The Titans have won the AFC South in each of the last two seasons, but have been one-and-done in the postseason.

The Titans also officially announced former Texans offensive coordinator Tim Kelly has been hired as the team’s passing game coordinator. And Tennessee has hired Bobby King as its inside linebackers coach.

11 responses to “Titans sign Mike Vrabel, Jon Robinson to contract extensions

  1. Smart move. I’d love to have Vrabel as HC of my team (I don’t know anything about GM guy). Not much playoff success yet but he’s a leader of men and master tactician.

  2. Love and appreciate Sean McDermott and what he has done for Buffalo but I wish Vrabel was my coach. Coach Vrabel seems like an absolute unit.

  3. Pretty soon your going to have to interview a minority before you can give your coach an extension.

  4. Vrabel is an excellent coach, he is getting the most out of a just-ok roster. The Titans drafts have not been stellar though. That has kept them from taking the next step.

  5. Vrabel’s a good coach, and he’s slowly (possibly reluctantly) figuring out he needs good co-ordinators around him. His defense from a season ago was abysmal, so he turned it over to Bowen and they hired Jim Swartz in some capacity. The defense improved. They lost Arthur Smith, however, and the offense suffered. Looks like it’s going to take some time before the current OC figures it out, or Vrabel figures out he’s not the guy. The JRob/Vrabel combo has been successful, but steps need to be taken to get them over the hump. It’s time to take the next step.

  6. Vrabel is overrated, they’ll choke when it matters most. Like they always have under his leadership.

  7. Brian Flores would be both coach and GM of the Titans if not for the lawsuit. And this is “bigger than coaching”, he just needed 3 yrs after the Denver interview to think about it.

  8. Vrabel has done a good job there. However, if he and Robinson expect to keep their jobs they better find a replacement for Tannehill. He’s a liability.

  9. Vrabel and Robinson together have done an outstanding job.

    Tannehill regressed when Arthur Smith left for the Falcons job. Downing is a terrible OC, he was terrible with the Raiders and he’s terrible in Tennessee. Hopefully, they’ll move on from him and insert Kelly as the OC before it’s too late.

    I have to admit though, I was hoping that they’d go out and bring Mike Munchak back into the organization. The way he was fired never really sat right with me.

  10. txdr says:
    February 8, 2022 at 7:38 pm
    Brian Flores would be both coach and GM of the Titans if not for the lawsuit. And this is “bigger than coaching”, he just needed 3 yrs after the Denver interview to think about it.

    So you think as of 2 weeks ago, the titans owner was about to fire vrabel and Robinson and hire Flores??? Bold statement

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