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Division-leading Titans fire GM Jon Robinson

Field Level Media
07 Dec 2022, 04:19 GMT+10

The AFC South-leading Tennessee Titans fired general manager Jon Robinson on Tuesday.

Robinson, 46, has held the position since January 2016 and was under contract through the 2027 draft.

The Titans made the playoffs in four of the past five seasons.

Tennessee (7-5) has lost back-to-back games to Cincinnati and Philadelphia but still holds a comfortable lead in the division over Indianapolis (4-8-1) and Jacksonville (4-8).

Team owner Amy Adams Strunk released a statement saying that "there is more to be done and higher aspirations to be met."

"I want to thank Jon for his dedicated work to set this organization on an upward trajectory and I wish him and his family the best," she wrote.

The move comes two days after former Titans receiver A.J. Brown led the Eagles to a 35-10 victory over Tennessee with eight catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns.

Robinson traded Brown, 25, to Philadelphia during the 2022 NFL Draft for the No. 18 overall pick and a third-round pick. The Titans drafted wide receiver Treylon Burks with the first-round selection.

The Eagles signed Brown for four years and $100 million, a long-term deal he was unable to negotiate with Robinson and the Titans.

In addition to drafting Brown in the second round in 2019, Robinson also drafted two-time NFL rushing champ Derrick Henry in the second round in 2016. Robinson also acquired quarterback Ryan Tannehill in a 2019 trade with Miami.

The Titans were 3-4 in the playoffs in Robinson's tenure, reaching the AFC Championship Game after the 2019 season but losing 35-24 to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Vice president of player personnel Ryan Cowden will handle Robinson's duties for the remainder of the season.

--Field Level Media

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