Titans GM Search Done, Hire Imminent

Posted at 9:03 AM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 11:10:16-05

The Titans search for a new General Manager is complete and a hire is imminent.

CBS Sports reports that the team has narrowed in on Bucs Director of Player Personnel Jon Robinson and that the two sides are working on a contract. If they can agree on a deal, an announcement could come as soon as later Thursday.

The timing of that would be key. The Titans plan to begin interviewing head coaching candidates Thursday afternoon. Former Bills coach Doug Marrone is expected to be the first interview while Lions Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin and interim coach Mike Mularkey are expected to go on Friday.

The Titans interviewed six external candidates and multiple internal candidates for the G.M. position. Robinson is a Union City, Tennessee native, who spent time in the Patriots scouting department before moving to Tampa Bay two years ago.  

Titans ownership is strongly considering retaining Mularkey as the permanent head coach, which sources say bothered multiple GM candidates.  

Mularkey went 2-7 as interim coach following the firing of head coach Ken Whisenhunt in early November.

The Titans then did not renew the contract of G.M. Ruston Webster following a 3-13 season. Tennessee went 18-46 over Webster's four years in charge.