Tennessee Titans Finalizing Deal for New Head Coach

The Tennessee Titans have a new face of the franchise. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Titans are finalizing a deal to make longtime Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan their next head coach.

The Titans surprisingly cut ties with head coach Mike Vrabel after a second consecutive losing season earlier this month. Vrabel compiled a .545 winning percentage and two postseason wins over six seasons with the Titans, so Callahan will have some big shoes to fill.

Callahan was the Bengals offensive coordinator from 2019 to 2023. He oversaw the Bengals' rise out of the league's basement all the way to a Super Bowl berth following the 2021 season. A lot of that can be attributed to the acquisition and development of 2020 first-overall pick Joe Burrow. The Bengals finished seventh in points scored in 2021 and 2022 but fell to 16th this season, partly due to injuries to Burrow.

Callahan's first order of business in Tennessee will be to spark a similar offensive turnaround. The Titans ranked 27th in the league with 17.9 points per game this past season. Rookie quarterback Will Levis flashed some promise, but whether he's a future franchise quarterback or not remains to be seen. If the Titans stumble again this season, Callahan could look for a new quarterback to groom and develop in next year's draft.

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