Apparently, everyone wants a piece of Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. Or at least to talk to him.
According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, all six teams with head coaching vacancies have either requested to interview Smith or intend to do so. The list consists of the Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, Los Angeles Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans and New York Jets.
Smith and the Titans have some business to take care of first, of course. They face the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC playoffs on Sunday afternoon.
Smith, 38, has been with the Titans since 2011. He spent his first season on the defensive side of the ball, working as a quality control coach. He eventually switched to offense, becoming tight ends coach in 2016 and offensive coordinator in 2019 under head coach Mike Vrabel.
Tennessee finished the regular season fourth in the NFL in scoring at 30.7 points per game. That’s up from 24.9 in 2019.
The Titans bounced the Ravens from the playoffs last season before advancing to the AFC Championship Game. A similar outcome this year would almost definitely land Smith a head coaching gig, though from the sounds of things, he may get one anyway.