The Tennessee Titans parted ways with Mike Vrabel on Tuesday, two years after he was named the NFL Coach of the Year.
The Titans finished with a 6-11 record and in last place in the AFC South this season, missing the playoffs for the second straight year.
“Earlier today, I spoke with Mike Vrabel and told him about my decision to make a change at head coach,” Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement. “I appreciate Mike’s contributions to the Tennessee Titans both on and off the field.”
Vrabel, 48, leaves Nashville with a 54-45 record over six seasons. The Titans reached the postseason for three straight seasons from 2019-21, losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game after the 2019 campaign.
Vrabel was the Coach of the Year during the 2021 season after guiding Tennessee to a 12-5 record and its second straight division title.
After a 14-year career as an NFL linebacker that included three Super Bowl wins with the New England Patriots, Vrabel was an assistant coach at his alma mater Ohio State (2011-13) and with the Houston Texans (2014-17). He was the Texans’ defensive coordinator in his final season there before taking over the Titans in 2018.
Vrabel guided the Titans to a 28-20 home win on Sunday against Jacksonville that knocked the rival Jaguars out of the playoffs.