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Titans hire Brian Callahan as head coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Tennessee Titans have named Brian Callahan as their new head football coach. He takes over for Mike Vrabel, who was fired after the season. 

This will be Callahan’s first head coaching position. At 39 years old, Callahan will be one of the youngest head coaches in the league. 

Former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan looks on from the sideline during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens
Brian Callahan looks on from the sideline during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

He has coaching in his blood, as his father Bill Callahan is a former head coach with the Las Vegas Raiders in the NFL. His father also coached the Nebraska Cornhuskers. 

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The younger Callahan had been the Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator since 2019 before this promotion. He had oversaw one of the most explosive offenses in the league that featured Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase, and Joe Mixon. 

Despite losing Burrow to a season-ending injury, the Bengals averaged 22.6 points per game. That was 21st in the league. 

The Titans offensive attack averaged 17.9 points per game. That was good for the 27th-best in the league. 

Callahan would have to figure out the quarterback position. The team needs stability in the position to be successful. 

Will Levis is projected to be the team’s starter in his second season next year. Veteran Ryan Tannehill is not expected to return unless at a bargain-basement price. 

Levis went 3-6 as a starter. He went 149 of 255 for 1,808 yards. He also had eight touchdown passes and four interceptions. 

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Tannehill, the veteran, went 3-5 in what may be his final season in Tennessee. He also went 149 of 230 for 1,616 yards. Tannehill had four touchdown passes and seven interceptions. 

The team will also have to figure out what to do with Derrick Henry. He, like Tannehill, may have played his final game with the Titans. 

Henry had 280 carries for 1,167 yards and 12 touchdowns. 

There will be numerous other decisions that Callahan and GM Ran Carthon will have to make before next season.

The Titans have not had a winning season in the past two campaigns. Callahan would want to get back to their winning ways, which has not come since 2021 when the team went 12-5 before losing in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. 

Callahan is taking over a team that has gone 476-501-6 all-time. They are also 17-23 in the playoffs. 

Callahan has been a coach in the NFL since 2010. Before joining the Bengals, he spent one season as the Raiders quarterbacks coach in 2018. He also was the Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach in 2016 and 2017. 

Plus, he was with the Denver Broncos from 2010 through 2015. He was first as a coaching assistant, then as an offensive quality control coach, before finally being named an offensive assistant. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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