The Tennessee Titans are entering the NFL’s coaching carousel. The team and head coach Mike Mularkey will mutually part ways two days after the team lost in the AFC Divisional Round to the New England Patriots, 35-14. Tennessee announced the news on its website, citing a disagreement over the future of the franchise.
In a statement, controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said that while she appreciated the work Mularkey was able to do during his tenure, “we did discuss extending his future with our team over the past week, but in those discussions about the direction of the team, it became evident that we saw different paths to achieve greater success.”
Mularkey took over as Tennessee’s interim head coach in 2015 after the team fired Ken Wisenhunt. He went 2-7 in nine games, which led to him getting the full-time job. From there, Mularkey went 9-7 in back-to-back years, made the playoffs this season, and was able to beat Kansas City in the Wild Card round before falling to New England.