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Tennessee Titans Next Coach Odds: Favorites to Replace Mike Vrabel

Written by: Grant Mitchell
Published January 12, 2024
8 min read

The Tennessee Titans could target Bill Belichick or Bobby Slowik from a field of candidates as they prepare to replace Mike Vrabel, who is out after six years with the team.

The Titans went 6-11 in 2023, their worst finish since 2015. They haven’t ranked in the top half for pass defense since 2018 and have not had even a league-average quarterback since Steve McNair in the early 2000s.

Whichever coach takes over will have several responsibilities, the first and foremost of which should be landing a franchise QB. Here’s who the oddsmakers believe are in the running for the open spot.

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Tennessee Titans 2023 Stats

Record: 6-11 (fourth - AFC South)

Offense: 17.9 PPG (27th)

Defense: 21.6 PPG (16th)

Playoffs: Did not qualify

Tennessee Titans Next Coach Odds

Tennessee Titans Next Coach Odds

NameLast TeamLast PositionOdds
Bill BelichickNew England Patriots(2000-2023)+400
Bobby SlowikHouston TexansOffensive coordinator (2023-)+400
Mike MacDonaldBaltimore RavensDefensive coordinator (2022-)+500
Ben JohnsonDetroit LionsOffensive coordinator (2022-)+600
Mike KafkaNew York GiantsOffensive coordinator (2022-)+700
Dan QuinnDallas CowboysDefensive coordinator (2021-)+850
Jim HarbaughUniversity of MichiganHead coach (2015-)+1000
Eric BieniemyWashington CommandersOffensive coordinator (2023-)+1000
Antonio PierceLas Vegas RaidersInterim head coach (2023-)+1000
Brian CallahanCincinnati BengalsOffensive coordinator (2019-)+1400
Frank SmithMiami DolphinsOffensive coordinator (2022-)+1400
Lincoln RileyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaHead coach (2022-)+1400
Arthur SmithAtlanta FalconsHead coach (2021-23)+2000
Shane BowenTennessee TitansDefensive coordinator (2021-)+2000

Odds from BetOnline.

Top Favorites for the Tennessee Titans Job

Bill Belichick (+400)

Belichick is, in many ways, a more experienced and accomplished Vrabel. He coached the ex-Titans HC when he was a player and is regarded as the greatest defensive mind of all time. His talent evaluation has come into question recently, and he failed to get the best out of Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe the past few seasons, which makes working with Will Levis and Malik Willis a question mark.

Bobby Slowik (+400)

Slowik has only been a coordinator for one season but helped C.J. Stroud play like a top-five QB in the league in his rookie campaign. He’s also worked as a defensive assistant before and has experience on both sides of the ball, making him an interesting candidate at 36 years old. The Titans don’t have many standout players and are likely to lose Derrick Henry, but that also gives Slowik the chance to mold the team in his image.

Mike MacDonald (+500)

MacDonald, also 36, knows what it’s like to win. He was with the Ravens from 2014-20, spent a year as the defensive coordinator at the University of Michigan, then returned to the Ravens to serve as the DC from 2022-23. Baltimore allowed the fewest points and sixth-fewest yards, generated the most sacks, and tied for the league lead in takeaways, giving him quite an impressive resume.

What Went Wrong with the Tennessee Titans?

The Titans’ problems manifested themselves in several areas. First, their deficiency at quarterback made them the underdog more times than not on Sundays. They also lost key defensive personnel (many to injury) and became so dependent on Derrick Henry that opponents could crowd the box and dare them to throw the ball.

Despite finishing under .500 each of the last two seasons, Tennessee finished with 9+ wins every year from 2017-21. They have some nice pieces but are missing standout superstars, particularly at key positions such as quarterback, cornerback, and edge rusher.

Whoever ends up in Tennessee will be in a division full of young quarterbacks (Stroud, Trevor Lawrence, and Anthony Richardson). There won’t be immediate pressure to win, but the franchise needs a rejuvenation that could include a roster clearout.

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