NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans are keeping their top football decision makers around for many more years to come.
Titans General Manager Jon Robinson and head coach Mike Vrabel have reached deals on contract extensions with the organization.
The news comes following a season when the team captured the AFC's No.1 seed while winning 12 games and making the playoffs for the third year in a row.
"I am proud to say that Jon and Mike will be leading our football team for years to come," said Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk. "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."
The Titans have posted winning seasons in each of the six years since Robinson's arrival in 2016, after he inherited a team that won a total of five games in the previous two seasons combined. Only two teams – the Titans and Chiefs – have produced a winning record in each of the past six seasons.
Over his six seasons, Robinson has become the second-winningest general manager in franchise history with 62 wins, trailing only Floyd Reese (111 wins).
Vrabel, who was hired in 2018, has matched the franchise record for wins (43) over the first four seasons with the team, joining Jack Pardee. Vrabel and Pardee also are the only coaches in team history to produce winning seasons in each of their first four seasons. Of all Titans/Oilers head coaches with at least four seasons with the franchise, Vrabel's .614 career winning percentage ranks the highest (43-27, including playoffs).
Vrabel was named 2021 NFL Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Writers Association (PFWA) and he's considered among the favorites for the Coach of the Year award that will be awarded by the Associated Press at the NFL Honors on Thursday at Super Bowl LVI.
Vrabel and Robinson have had plenty of success together since Robinson led the search that resulted in Vrabel's hiring in 2018.
The Titans posted 9-7 records in each of the first two seasons (2018-19), reaching the AFC Championship game in 2019, winning division titles in each of the last two seasons and recording the best record in the AFC in 2021. The back-to-back division titles were the first in franchise history since the Oilers won three consecutive division titles between 1960-62, and the trip to the conference title game was the first for the team since the 2002 season.