The Tennessee Titans’ Worst NFL Season Ever

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 14: Head coach Ken Whisenhunt of the Tennessee Titans speaks to quarterback Charlie Whitehurst
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 14: Head coach Ken Whisenhunt of the Tennessee Titans speaks to quarterback Charlie Whitehurst /

The Tennessee Titans’ worst NFL season wasn’t all that long ago.

The Tennessee Titans’ 2017 season is not going how we all thought it would go, but it’s still far from being the worst season in the history of the franchise.

However, the Titans’ worst season ever still wasn’t all that long ago — at least according to ESPN.

The worldwide leader in sports recently compiled a list of every franchise’s worst season and they determined the 2014 season to be Tennessee’s worst season ever.


"The 2014 Titans were supposed to mark new beginnings under first-year head coach Ken Whisenhunt, who pledged that patience wouldn’t be required to start the season. Boy, was he wrong! The Titans fired Mike Munchak after a mediocre three seasons (9-7, 6-10 and 7-9), but they followed up with a 2-14 year in which they finished in the bottom six in total offense, scoring offense, total defense and scoring defense. A 10-game losing streak to end the season showed that no amount of patience could stop this ship from sinking. This was the end of the disappointing, injury-stricken Jake Locker era. The 2015 Titans were bad, too, but at least they had the hope of Marcus Mariota and new controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk."

Yeah, so the 2014 season went worse than anyone could have imagined.

Ken Whisenhunt had been hired by the Titans’ after he spent one season as the San Diego Chargers’ offensive coordinator. Whisenhunt’s brief tenure with the Chargers followed a six year stint as the Cardinal’s head coach, which saw Arizona win two division titles and make a Super Bowl appearance (losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers).

The Titans’ started the 2014 season on a high note, beating the Kansas City Chiefs on the road. Tennessee then lost the next four games before seemingly righting the ship against the Jacksonville Jaguars in week six.

Tennessee, however, lost the final 10 games of the 2014 season (with six of the losses coming by 10 or more points).

Whisenhunt returned for the 2015 season, but he was fired after the Titans got off to a 1-6 start. Mike Mularkey took over as the interim head coach and led Tennessee to a 2-7 record, which was seen as good enough to be promoted to full time head coach.

Mularkey led the Titans to a 9-7 season in 2016.

Tennessee was considered the favorites to win the AFC South in 2017, but another 9-7 season is now the best case scenario for the Nashville based franchise.

At least it’s not 2-14?