November 19, 2017

Titans Head Coach Jeff Fisher Leaves After 16 Years

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The Titans are looking for a new head coach with Jeff Fisher leaving the team after 16 years

Head coach of the Titans, Jeff Fisher, has decided to leave the franchise. The announcement to leave came just weeks after team owner Bud Adams released a statement saying that Fisher would indeed return for another season.

The statement came following a dispute between Fisher and Quarterback Vince Young. The two had a blowout in November, but Adams told them they needed to figure out how to work together. The season was 6-10 and many think it was due to their differences.

In January, Adams parted ways with Young and re-committed to Fisher.

Fisher has been with the Tennessee Titans for 16 years. The team was originally the Houston Oilers, but in 1997 they moved to Tennessee. Fisher was 36 when he was promoted to interim head coach in 1994. By 1995 he was named head coach. His team, in those years, has made it to the Super Bowl one time and won 4 division titles.

The decision to walk away was mutual for both Fisher and the franchise. He will receive quite a parting gift of $8 million as part of his settlement. That is nearly the amount he would have received had he finished out his contract.

With Fisher now gone, that leaves the Titan’s vacancy as the only opening for head coach in the NFL.