The Tennessee Titans were formally the Houston Oilers, and they began to play in Houston, Texas, in 1960 through founder Bud Adams. The Oilers enjoyed early success and won multiple titles before the famed AFC-NFL merger of 1970. The franchise underwent a relocation from Houston to Tennessee in 1997, and they officially changed their name to the Tennessee Titans for the 1999 season.
The Titans made 1 successful chip campaign for Super Bowl XXXIV where they fell to the St. Louis Rams 23-16. Moreover, they continued to gain compound success by making the Playoffs in all but one season from 1999 to 2003. However, the club has struggled since then, making the Playoffs only twice in the next 13 seasons.
Over the last 4 seasons, beginning in 2016, the Tennessee Titans have seemingly found their footing once again. They managed to put together 4 consecutive winning seasons and made the Playoffs twice in that time period. Not to mention, their 4 straight winning seasons are the most since they were under the mantle of the Houston Oilers from their early days.
The Titans started the 2020 season going 5-0 for the first time since 2008. Additionally, they rounded off the 2020 campaign with an 11-5 record and placed first in the AFC South. Chiefly, the Tennessee-based franchise lost the Wild Card Playoffs against the Baltimore Ravens 13-20.
The logo color palette includes colors such as navy, titans blue, red, metallic silver, and white. The Tennessee Titans logo includes a white ring that symbolizes the sun with three stars inside placed against a dark blue background. Moreover, the large ‘T’ placed in the center is reflective of a sword. Additionally, there is a fiery blaze encompassing the logo that brings out the aesthetic of a comet.
Fans have debated the actual symbolism behind the Titans’ logo, and many pundits believe that the ring represents a shield for a defensive mindset. However, what’s not up for debate is the fact that the stars and colors are reflective of the Tennessee state flag.
Amy Adams Strunk is the controlling owner of the Tennessee Titans and the daughter of Bud Adams who founded the Houston Oilers. The team is currently owned under the banner of KSA Industries, which is a proprietary company for many of Bud Adams’ business. Amy Strunk owns half of the Titans franchise, while other members of the family own the remaining half.
Susie Adams Smith who is a co-owner recently announced that she was selling her share in the team and Amy will remain the controlling owner. The sale leaves the ownership breakdown at 50% for Amy Adams Strunk, the remaining split between Kenneth Adam IV, Barclay Adams, and Susan Lewis. The pending sale requires approval from the NFL.
Lyft, the ride-sharing application has sponsored the Titans and their aim when they came on board was to increase safety and alleviate traffic congestion for fans attending games during the season. Additionally, they have a deal with Celero Commerce, Postmates as well as BetMGM, just to name a few.
Extreme Networks also sponsors the Tennessee Titans, and they have been tasked with providing Nashville’s LP Field with high-performance WiFi technology. The relationship puts on offer a comprehensive evaluation of leading wireless LAN technology. Additionally, Extreme Networks was named the official WiFI Analytics provider for the NFL.
|Quarterbacks||17. Ryan Tannehill |
5. Logan Woodside
|Running Backs||41. Khari Blasingame |
32. Darrynton Evans
45. D’Onta Foreman
22. Derrick Henry
28. Jeremy McNichols
20. Senorise Perry
|Wide Receivers||13. Cameron Batson |
11. A.J Brown
84. Corey Davis
14. Kalif Raymond
15. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine
|Tight Ends||86. Anthony Firkser |
85. MyCole Pruitt
81. Jonnu Smith
87. Geoff Swaim
|Offensive Linemen||64. Nate Davis |
75. Jamil Douglas
60. Ben Jones
71. Dennis Kelly
52 Daniel Munyer
78. Marshall Newhouse
72. David Quessenberry
76. Rodger Saffold
|Defensive Linemen||94. Jack Crawford |
92. Matt Dickerson
90. DaQuan Jones
91. Larrell Murchison
98. Jeffery Simmons
|Linebackers||56. Daren Bates |
53. Will Compton
49. Nick Dzubnar
54. Rashaan Evans
58. Harold Landry
51. David Long Jr.
57 Wyatt Ray
42 Brooks Reed
50. Derick Roberson
|Defensive Backs||21. Malcolm Butler |
31. Kevin Byard
26 Kristian Fulton
37. Amani Hooker
25. Adoree’ Jackson
35. Chris Jackson
46. Joshua Kalu
33. Desmond King
36. Kareem Orr
23. Tye Smith
24. Kenny Vaccaro
|Special Teams||3. Stephen Gostkowski |
6. Brett Kern
47. Matt Overton
The franchise is committed to the development of the game in the area, and their Youth Football Outreach program is a testament to the same. Every year, the program ensures that dozens of events are hosted to support the development. Additionally, ‘Titans Tuesdays’ see the players use their day off to make special appearances throughout the community at St. Thomas Hospitals and local schools.
What’s more, the Tennessee Titans also conduct an annual caravan to make more than 475 stops across Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, and Northern Alabama to visit fans. Not to mention, the state has approved the issuance of official Tennessee Titans license plates, and these specialty plates for motor vehicles have generated approximately $2 million for 10 charities.
|Head Coach||Mike Vrabel|
|Sponsors||Extreme Networks, Post Mates, Nissan, Lyft, BetMGM, Celero Commerce.|
|Championships||League championships (2) |
AFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL-NFL merger)- 2
Conference championships (1)
Division championships (9)
AFL Eastern: 1960, 1961, 1962,1967
AFL Central: 1991, 1993, 2000
AFL South: 2002, 2008
|Official Website||Tennessee Titans- www.tennesseetitans.com|