As reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Tennessee Titans will officially bring back interim head coach Mike Mularkey in a permanent role. Earlier in the week, the Titans had hired Jon Robinson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the team’s General Manager. With Mularkey now in Tennessee to stay, there are no head coaching vacancies remaining in the NFL.
The Titans began the 2015 season under the direction of Ken Whisenhunt, who led the team to a 1-6 start. During those games, the Titans were just 30th of the 32 NFL teams in yards per offensive play, at 4.99. Under Mularkey, the team went 2-7 and improved up to 24th in the league in the same category, at 5.20 yards per play. What’s more, Mularkey saw the Titans offense improve even though phenomenal rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota’s season ended in the beginning stages of their Week 15 game, forcing Mularkey to start backup Zach Mettenberger the rest of the way.