Mike Vrabel is in his fifth season with the Titans after being named the 19th head coach in franchise history on Jan. 20, 2018. In February 2022, he received a contract extension from Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk.
During his first four seasons in Tennessee, Vrabel led the Titans to a 43-27 overall record and three postseason appearances. He joined Jack Pardee and Jerry Glanville as the only head coaches in team annals to preside over at least three playoff squads in their initial four seasons as head coach, and he tied Pardee (43-26) for the most total wins by a head coach in his first four seasons with the organization. The Titans won back-to-back AFC South titles in 2020 and 2021, marking the first time the organization accomplished the feat since the Oilers won the first three AFL Eastern division titles from 1960 to 1962. The team had not gone to the playoffs in three consecutive seasons since a seven-year postseason stretch by the Oilers from 1987 to 1993.
Vrabel received one of the NFL’s highest honors when he was named the Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year after directing the Titans to a 12-5 regular-season record in 2021. The Titans won the AFC South, and they claimed the top seed in the AFC playoff field for the first time since 2008. They did so despite needing to use 91 total players during the season—the most in NFL history in a non-strike year. From after the final preseason roster cuts through the end of the season, the team placed 26 different players on injured reserve and 21 different players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, plus additional practice squad players that received those designations.