Some recent news with the firing of Mike Mularkey in Tennessee may send the Indianapolis Colts looking for their second option to fill their head coaching vacancy. Adam Schefter is reporting, both, that Mularkey is out with the Titans and that Josh McDaniels now becomes the favorite to take that job.
Titans and head coach Mike Mularkey mutually agreed to part ways this morning, league source tells @FieldYates .— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2018
Obviously there’s a bit more stable situation at quarterback with Marcus Mariota being healthy surrounding all of the questions about Andrew Luck. Otherwise, there’s a close connection between McDaniels and Titans GM Jon Robinson from his days in New England and there is a natural reason to believe that they would be on the same level with most aspects of the coach/GM relationship.
So Josh McDaniels goes from being a favorite in Indianapolis....to being a favorite in Tennessee. McDaniels will be getting an HC job.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2018
This may leave the Colts with just Mike Vrabel to nab for the job if you believe reports of the team being down to their final two in the process. This certainly throws a wrench into the carousel that is the head coaching circuit, and who’s expected to go where.
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Hunch: Titans wanted to hold off on firing Mularkey until they knew whether they could get McDaniels, and Mularkey wasn't playing that game.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 15, 2018
Mike Mularkey and Titans are no longer, as @FieldYates reports, and now @Patriots OC Josh McDaniels has a change of landscape while prepping for @Jaguars, the AFC South champion. You can bet Eagles DC Jim Schwartz has his agent on phone but McDaniels looms large here.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 15, 2018
Titans firing Mularkey now and snagging McDaniels would have been akin to Colts firing Pagano after the KC comeback and hiring Zimmer— Reasonable Colts Fan (@ColtsAuth_Kyle) January 15, 2018
Titans are doing the smart football thing by chasing after Josh McDaniels to replace Mike Mularkey, but they hung Mularkey out to dry in a bad way for a few weeks.— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) January 15, 2018
Tennessee parting ways with Mike Mularkey is good news for the Titans and bad news for the Colts. They might get in on the Josh McDaniels pursuit now too.— Josh Wilson (@JoshWilsonSB) January 15, 2018
With the Titans moving on from Mike Mularkey, the market for Josh McDaniels just got even deeper. GM Jon Robinson a big fan of his— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 15, 2018