ESPN's John Clayton joined Nashville, Tennessee radio station 102.5 The Game to discuss the Titans opening at head coach. It seems that New England Patriots offensive coordinator is interested.
"This is a very good job because of Marcus Mariota," Clayton said.
The Titans aren't in a rush to fill the position because they understand how important the next head coach will be for the development of the franchise.
"They want to try to at least move reasonably slow," Clayton said of the Titans ownership, highlighting the fact that the Titans have their quarterback in Marcus Mariota and the first overall pick in the 2016 draft. "They want to try to figure this out."
Clayton believes that interim head coach Mike Mularkey has an actual chance of winning the coaching job, but there are others interested in the opportunity.
"Josh McDaniels, I know wants this job," Clayton said of potential options. "I know that Chip Kelly, if there was interest there, which I don't think is going to happen, would want this job."
Clayton ranks the Titans job behind the Giants and Dolphins openings on the coaching market.
The Titans are also interviewing Buccaneers director of player personnel Jon Robinson for the general manager position. Robinson spent twelve seasons in the Patriots scouting department, rising to the role of director of college scouting. A potential pairing of Robinson and McDaniels could work wonders for an interested franchise due to their familiarity of styles and communications.
Tennessee also has two bright defensive coaches in Ray Horton and Dick LeBeau, who could help balance out McDaniels' offensive mindset.
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