The Tennessee Titans are amidst a changing of the guard, with young quarterback Will Levis taking over and the team looking ahead to the future. It seems as though they have a foundation to build upon going forward.
Meanwhile, another AFC team doesn't seem to have an identity, whatsoever.
Let's just say that this has been a weird few months for the New England Patriots.
Over the offseason, head coach Bill Belichick reportedly signed a lucrative extension with the team. But, as this season wears on, there are more and more whispers regarding the coach's future with New England.
Even though he signed an extension, Belichick could still be let go. The Patriots currently hold the NFL's fifth-worst record and the game seems to have passed Belichick by, sadly.
Should the Patriots wind up snagging Vrabel away from the Titans, who would take over? Tennessee has a lot of good options they could look at down the line, so let's get into just a few.
1. Todd Monken, Offensive Coordinator, Baltimore Ravens
You may not have heard much about Todd Monken being a head coaching candidate just yet, but his return to the NFL after serving as the offensive coordinator for Georgia now has him eligible for the conversation, at the very least.
The Baltimore Ravens have quietly become one of the best offenses in football under Monken, currently ranking no. 6 in yards per game and scoring. Monken hasn't had much to work with in terms of wide receiver depth or running back depth after losing J.K. Dobbins and random injuries to guys like Rashod Bateman and Odell Beckham Jr. (who is also not the same guy he once was).
Monken might take another year or so before he's ready, but there is also no word on when Vrabel woudl take over for Belichick. Maybe Monken is a great name to monitor for now, because if the Ravens continue their success, he very well could have a future as a head coach. After all, he did spend several years in the NFL prior to coaching at Georgia. He's been around a while.