As the 2023 NFL season has ended, teams are making moves for the future. This particular one came as a surprise for many around the league. The Tennessee Titans have fired Mike Vrabel.
Vrabel took over the Titans in 2018, logging a 54-45 record, including four straight winning campaigns. He helped Tennessee secure the No. 1 seed in the AFC in 2021 while also winning NFL Coach of the Year.
Derrick Henry was even surprised his former coach was let go and knows he will quickly get scooped up.
With the future of Bill Belichick murky at best in New England, the Patriots have the perfect opportunity to move on from the legendary coach and lock down a top-notch successor.
The 48-year-old has plenty of history over in New England. Vrabel played for the Patriots from 2001-2008 and knows everything about the organization.
Vrabel owns the ability to galvanize a room and have his team ready to ball on gameday. His message translates to his players, logging at least nine wins in four of his six seasons in Tennessee.
The Ohio State product is also open to the idea of heading back to his old stomping grounds. According to Bleacher Report's Jordan Schultz, Vrabel is interested in returning to the Patriots if they move on from Belichick.
Back in October 2023, Vrabel was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame and spoke glowingly about the organization. New England has the opportunity to lock down another stud coach if they move on from Belichick. The ball is in the Patriots' court. It will be interesting to see what they decide to do.
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