Mike Mularkey might not be a head coach for much longer.
Tennessee head coach Mike Mularkey entered the 2017 season with a ton of promise. Quarterback Marcus Mariota was coming off of his best season, and the Titans’ two-headed monster of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry looked poised for a huge year.
However, the 2017 season did not go as planned, kind of.
Despite poor play, Tennessee limped into the playoffs, and will face off against Kansas City this afternoon for a place in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs.
If the team loses, however, Mularkey could find himself out of the job, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.
Per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, coach Mike Mularkey is in danger of being fired if his team doesn’t come out of its wild-card game against the Chiefswith a win. Rapoport added Tennessee is preparing to make a run at New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels if Mularkey can’t get them to the Divisional Round next weekend.
Mularkey likely would have been fired if the team didn’t make the playoffs, and it looks like a loss today could spell the end for the Titans head coach. In his five seasons as a head coach, excluding his time an interim head coach, Mularkey owns a paltry 34-46 record.
This season could be his last.