Video: Titans coach Mike Vrabel discusses recent free agent signings
The Tennessee Titans’ head coach Mike Vrabel recently engaged in a series of free agent signings to the team, and he took to the press to talk about it.
At the 2019 NFL Owners Meeting, Mike Vrabel discusses free agency and what he expects during his second season as head coach. pic.twitter.com/8vHHBvRSFI
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In the video, Vrabel said he anticipates Mariota, headed into his fifth NFL season, will be ready when the Titans kick off their offseason program on April 15.
Mike Vrabel also said Mariota is healing up from his injuries from 2018.
“I think I do. After our conversations together – we text and we talk and I say: ‘How are you feeling? How’s the family? How’s everything else?’ So I think he is enjoying some time away from this thing and he is really focused on coming back healthy and he’s excited about moving forward with (offensive coordinator) Arthur Smith and the staff. We made an addition with (tight ends coach) Todd Downing.”
But Vrabel also believes that the addition of former Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is also a good look for the team.
“We felt like he’s a proven starter, a starter in this league for a lot of years. We felt like it upgraded the position. Blaine did a great job. Blaine did everything that was asked of him. Blaine was amazing in the room, after hours, helping out, trying to find ways to do things for us offensively and give us an edge. He was great with Marcus. He got thrown into a couple of tight spots and he competed and did a nice job. We just felt like an opportunity came for us to upgrade the position and we did it.”
Mike Vrabel said that the team also plans on adding another quarterback to the team in short order.