Titans split with Mularkey after 1st playoff win in 14 years

Mike Mularkey speaks to down judge Jerod Phillips on the sideline during the first half of the Titans' divisional playoff game against the New England Patriots. –The Associated Press

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have split with coach Mike Mularkey after he revived a team with the NFL’s worst record over two seasons and led them to their first playoff victory in 14 years.

The Titans announced the move Monday, two days after a 35-14 loss to New England in the AFC divisional round.

Controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk says in a statement they discussed extending his contract during the past week. But she says they saw different paths to take the team to greater success.

General manager Jon Robinson will oversee his first coaching search with the Titans. He was hired two days before Mularkey had the interim title removed in January 2016,


The Titans have scheduled a news conference for Monday afternoon.

The move sparks speculation over whether Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will be headed to Tennessee.