According to a source with close knowledge of the hiring process to fill the vacant general manager position for the Tennessee Titans has confirmed that the team is close to a deal that would name Jon Robinson general manager,
Robinson, who is a native of Union City, Tenn., has bee the Buccaneers’ director of player personnel the last two seasons overseeing the team's college and pro scouting departments. He servied as director of college scouting for the Patriots from 2009 to '13,
Robinson replaces Ruston Webster, who was fired on Jan. 4, following the regular season finale loss in Indianapolis. The Titans posted an 18-46 record during Webster's four-years as the team's general manager and compiled a 5-27 mark the past two seasons.
The Titans finished 3-13 in 2015 which, tied for worst record in the NFL, and the team owns the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming April draft
Robinson along with several others, including Chris Ballard, the Chiefs’ director of football operations; Chris Polian, the Jaguars’ director of player personnel; Marc Ross, the Giants’ vice president of player evaluation; former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist; and former Lions GM Martin Mayhew. interviewed for the position.
The Titans will continue their search to fill their still vacant head coaching position. Interim head coach Mike Mularkey along with former Bills head coach Doug Marrone and Detriot defensive coordinator Teryl Austin will all interview for the position. Mularkey reportedly will interview on Friday along with Austin while Marrone will interview on Thursday.