The Titans fired GM Jon Robinson despite the road win

The Titans fired GM Jon Robinson despite the road win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The the titans announced Tuesday that CEO Jon Robinson has been fired.

Robinson was notified of his firing by the Titans, controlled by owner Amy Adams Strunk, on Tuesday morning.

The move comes two days after Tennessee suffered an embarrassing layoff lost 35-10 has Philadelphia Eagles in it, former Titans wide receiver AJ BrownTraded to Philadelphia in the offseason, he scored two touchdowns.

“Since becoming principal owner in 2015, my goal has been to raise the standard of what is expected in all aspects of our organization. I believe we have made great progress both on and off the field through investments in leadership, employees and new ideas. This progress includes the core of our business, the football team itself, which is regularly evaluated both according to the results [wins and losses] and team building/list building. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished in my eight seasons, but I believe there’s more to do and bigger ambitions to fulfill,” Adams Strunk said in a statement.

“I want to thank Jon for his work in putting this organization on the right track and I wish him and his family the best.”

Brown was traded from the Titans to the Eagles on the first night of April’s draft for Nos. 18 and 101 overall. The trade was contingent on a new contract extension, which the Browns and Titans were unable to come to an agreement on. Philadelphia signed him to a four-year, $100 million deal, with $57 million guaranteed that night.

The move comes as the Titans sit atop the AFC South standings with a 7-5 record and division titles.

Robinson signed an extension with the Titans along with coach Mike Vrabel in February.

As a general manager, Robinson has recruited 29 players, including two running backs Derrick Henry and security Kevin Byard, they’ve made Pro Bowls. Since then, three of Robinson’s free agent/trade acquisitions have also made Pro Bowls, including running back DeMarco Murray, safety. Brynden Trawick for special teams and quarterbacks Ryan Tannehill.

Only two of the seven first-round picks since Robinson took over as general manager in 2016 are on the current roster. So far, none of his picks have managed to land a second contract with the Titans. That will likely change with a 2019 first-round pick Jeffery Simmons.

The Titans said Ryan Cowden, the club’s vice president of player personnel, will oversee player personnel throughout the season. Cowden joined the franchise in 2016 as director of player personnel and was promoted to his current position in 2018.

Robinson helped the Titans to a winning record in his six seasons in charge. During that time, Robinson has become the second winningest in franchise history with 69 wins (including the playoffs), behind Floyd Reese (111 wins).

ESPN’s Tim McManus contributed to this report.

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