5. Ken Whisenhunt
Deciding on how to rank Titans coaches four through one was a tall, tiring task. Deciding on who to rank last was… not.
When hiring Ken Whisenhunt, the Titans were hoping to bring in an offensive-minded leader who could bring elements of the San Diego Chargers’ top-five offense to a Tennessee team that struggled to move the ball the year prior.
Instead, the Titans regressed in points and yards per game in Whisenhunt’s first year as head coach. The success he had as the Chargers’ offensive coordinator was nowhere to be found, and it set the tone for his short-lived tenure in Nashville.
After one season and seven games as the Titans head coach, Whisenhunt was relieved of his duties, posting a 3-20 overall record with Tennessee and starting the 2015 season 1-6.
Whisenhunt oversaw what was far and away the lowest point of the Titans franchise in the last decade. Despite a promising start to the career of rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota, Whisenhunt’s Titans overall were going nowhere fast, and the team cut his final year short.