Brian Callahan, 39, the Cincinnati Bengals’ offensive coordinator under Zac Taylor since 2019, is finalizing a move to become the next Tennessee Titans head coach, according to ESPN and the NFL Network.
According to rumors, the Tennessee Titans have reached an agreement to appoint Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan as their new head coach.
Callahan, 39, has been in control of the Bengals’ offense under Zac Taylor since 2019. ESPN and the NFL Network reported the coaching change.
Callahan had a second interview with Tennessee on Monday, according to reports, as the Titans seek to replace Mike Vrabel. Tennessee fired Vrabel after a 6-11 season in 2023.
In 2022, Cincinnati was ranked eighth in overall offense (360.5 yards per game) and seventh in scoring offense (26.1%). The Bengals took a step back in 2023 after Joe Burrow sustained a season-ending wrist injury in November.
The Titans are expected to rebuild after losing veteran quarterback Ryan Tannehill and standout running back Derrick Henry to free agency. Malik Willis and Will Levis are on the quarterback depth chart after Tennessee selected them on Day 2 of consecutive rounds.
Callahan is the son of Bill Callahan, the former Oakland Raiders and Nebraska head coach who is now the Cleveland Browns’ offensive line coach.
Two additional NFL teams have filled head-coaching vacancies: the New England Patriots promoted Jerod Mayo to succeed Bill Belichick, and the Las Vegas Raiders lifted the interim tag on Antonio Pierce. The Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, and Washington Commanders are also looking to make a hire.