Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Where Mike Vrabel's winning percentage ranks in Titans franchise history


Mike Moraitis 

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel has seen a fair amount of success since taking over the job in 2018, posting an overall regular-season record of 29-19 over three seasons.

That amounts to a .604 winning percentage, which is the best mark in Titans history specifically, and the fourth-best mark in total when you factor in the franchise’s years in Houston as the Oilers.

Only Oilers coaches Bum Phillip (.611), Lou Rymkus (.611) and Pop Ivy (.607) had better winning percentages. If the Titans can win 11 games or more in 2021, Vrabel would surpass all three.

As far as total wins are concerned, Vrabel has his work cut out for him if he wants to get to the top of the list, as Jeff Fisher leads the way with 142, 126 of which came after the team moved to Tennessee, and 110 of those wins came after the franchise was re-named to the Titans.

Vrabel has taken Tennessee to the playoffs in each of the past two seasons, and the team has never finished worse than 9-7 under him.

In 2019, the Titans made an improbable run to the AFC Championship Game and in 2020 notched their first double-digit win season and AFC South title since 2008, although they were bounced in the first round of the playoffs.

While Vrabel no doubt has this franchise moving in the right direction, he’ll ultimately be judged by if he can bring a Super Bowl to Nashville. The good news is that the Titans are as close as they’ve been in years, but there’s some work to do this offseason if Tennessee truly wants to get over the hump.

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