The Tennessee Titans announced Tuesday morning that they have decided to part ways with GM Jon Robinson.
This comes as the most shocking Titans development since Robinson traded away star wide receiver A.J. Brown on the first night of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Robinson was hired by Tennessee in 2016, elevating a 3-13 team to a 9-7 record in his first season. Robinson never built a roster with a losing record in his nearly 7 years in control, but his proclivity to miss on key personnel decisions earned him plenty of criticism.
Controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk had this to say in a statement released by the team:
“Since becoming controlling owner in 2015, my goal has been to raise the standard for what is expected in all facets of the organization. I believe we have made significant progress both on and off the field through investments in leadership, personnel and new ideas. This progress includes the core of our business, the football team itself, which is regularly evaluated both by results (wins and losses) and team construction/roster building. I am proud of what we have accomplished in my eight seasons of ownership, but I believe there is more to be done and higher aspirations to be met. I want to thank Jon Robinson for his dedicated work to set this organization on an upward trajectory and I wish him and his family the best.”
Titans Vice President of Player Personnel Ryan Cowden is set to take on General Manager duties for the remainder of the season. Cowden has been on the league’s shortlist of potential new GMs for a couple of seasons, but Tennessee said in their statement that a comprehensive search for their GM of the future will begin shortly.