Arthur Smith is another offensive minded head coach who will be highly sought after in free agency. He is responsible for the last two years of Titans’ offensive dominance, specifically this season where the team is averaging 30+ per game.
Reviving the career of Ryan Tannehill was no small feat. Derrick Henry’s development into the best running back in the league has been a welcome sign for the Titans. Tennessee also just clinched their first division title since 2008. With the way they’re built, they can be contenders for a while.
The one hang up I could see in Smith’s candidacy is that he may require a strong rushing attack. While certainly not a bad goal for the Chargers, it’s unlikely that the Chargers will have a Henry type at running back anytime soon.
That being said, Ekeler isn’t too shabby himself and could shine with the right play calling. They’d need to build out that offensive line to get where the Titans are in the run game for sure.
I don’t think he’s quite the level of fit Daboll is, but he certainly isn’t far off. All six teams with head coaching vacancies have requested interviews with Smith.