Mike Herndon: Is the Titans' next GM taking on a rebuild or a retool?

By MIKE HERNDON, columnist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In firing Jon Robinson, Amy Adams Strunk made a very clear declaration of intent. The Titans are not satisfied with being the best team in the AFC South, making the playoffs each year, and quickly being bounced from the postseason by the true Super Bowl contenders in the conference. She wants to become the first professional sports owner to bring a championship to the state of Tennessee.

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Those ambitions will mean that the next GM of the Tennessee Titans – their fifth since relocating the franchise to Nashville in 1997 – will be under considerable pressure to produce right away.

Adding to that pressure is the fact that the Titans' roster is at a crossroads entering the 2023 offseason. Many of the Titans' top players face contract decisions over the next few months and there is enormous pressure to hit in the draft after disastrous returns from the 2020 and 2021 classes have left a roster starving for young talent.

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