Mike Vrabel of the Titans is out, followed by Ron Rivera of the Commanders and Arthur Smith of the Falcons

The day after Black Monday, Mike Vrabel of the Tennessee Titans was fired after six seasons, one of which included a trip to the AFC Championship Game.

Vrabel had two other playoff appearances with the Titans and was the 2021 Coach of the Year. He went 54-45 overall in Nashville, including a disappointing 6-11 mark last season.

His firing comes after the Atlanta Falcons fired head coach Arthur Smith, who finished 7-10 for the third straight season, with an overall record of 21-30 as the Falcons’ head coach and no playoff appearances.

Following Smith in the sack cycle was Ron Rivera of the Washington Commanders.

Under Rivera, the Commanders won the NFC East with a 7-9 record in 2020. They never improved after that, going 7-10 in 2021, 8-8-1 in 2022, and 2023 was even worse. -bad with 4-13.

Who else will join Vrabel, Smith and Rivera in looking for a new job? Three other head coaches were previously fired this season: Josh McDaniels of the Las Vegas Raiders, Frank Reich of the Carolina Panthers and Brandon Staley of the Los Angeles Chargers. In addition, two general managers, Dave Ziegler of the Raiders and Tom Telesco of the Chargers, were also let go.

Keep up with all the changes at some of the top positions in the NFL right here with Yahoo Sports.

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  • Mike Vrabel of the Titans was fired after 6 seasons

    Mike Vrabel was lauded as one of the best coaches in the NFL just a few years ago. But everything is temporary in the NFL.

    Surprisingly, the Tennessee Titans responded to a second straight losing season by firing Vrabel. The Titans started 2-4 before the bye and were never much of a factor in the playoff race after that. It was the rare season under Vrabel where the Titans were irrelevant.

  • The Jaguars fired DC Mike Caldwell after their late season slump cost them a playoff spot. Details here.

  • The Panthers also announced interview requests with eight candidates for their general manager position:

    — Giants assistant GM Brandon Brown
    — Buccaneers assistant GM Mike Greenberg
    — Senior Vice President of Football Operations Brand Tillis
    — Eagles assistant GM Alec Halaby
    — Saint Assistant GM Khai Harley
    — Ravens vice president of football administration Nick Matteo
    — Colts assistant GM Ed Dodds
    — Raiders interim GM Champ Kelly

  • Dennis Allen is reportedly safe in New Orleans, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

  • Panthers announce they have requested interviews with 9 candidates for their head coaching job:
    — Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson
    — Texans offensive coordinator Bobby Slovik
    — Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan
    — Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn
    — Ravens defensive coordinator Mike McDonald
    — Dolphins offensive coordinator Frank Smith
    —Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris
    — Ravens offensive coordinator Todd Monken
    — Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dave Canales

  • Here’s what Bob Myers brings to the Commanders as they clean house

  • More Panthers HC and GM candidates emerging:

  • Jim Harbaugh and the NFL: If Not Now, Then When?

    Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh speaks during a news conference before the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game between Washington and Michigan, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, in Houston.  The match will be played on Monday.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh remains a hot name in the NFL. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    As the start of the national championship game between Washington and Michigan approaches, the conversation about Jim Harbaugh’s coaching future will only get louder. Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports dove into it Sunday night, writing:

    Jim Harbaugh may even take advantage of a new NFL rule that prohibits currently hired assistant coaches from talking to teams until after the divisional round of the Jan. 21 playoffs. He can talk to whoever he wants, whenever he wants.

    Although multiple sources around Harbaugh believe he does, there is an overwhelming unpredictability for a man who has never operated in a conventional way.

    “At the end of the day it’s Jim, who knows,” said one confidant.

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