NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The day Jon Robinson was hired as Titans General Manager last January, he vowed to work hard to build the team into a winner.
A year later, the Titans have already made great strides, and he’s been rewarded.
The Titans have promoted Robinson to Executive Vice President/General Manager less than a year after he was originally hired as the team’s General Manager. The promotion comes on the heels of a season which saw the Titans triple their win total to finish 9-7 -- the greatest turnaround in franchise history.
Robinson orchestrated a number of key trades last offseason before overseeing the selection of a draft class that produced big results for the Titans in 2016.
The Titans hired Robinson January 14, 2016, after he previously worked with the Buccaneers and Patriots in the NFL.
“Amy called me today to talk about this promotion and I was truly humbled and grateful,” said Robinson. “This organization means the world to me and I am working on a daily basis to make it better. I don’t stand alone in this task of improving our team – from ownership, Mike and the coaches, the players who have bought in to our program, scouts and staff. We all have worked together to create a family and hopefully a culture of long-term success.”
Among Robinson’s biggest moves in the last year:
• The Titans parted with the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, giving up three total picks and getting back six selections. Two of the picks they received—a first-rounder and a third-rounder— are for 2017. Another two of the picks were used on running back
• The 2016 draft class played a key role in the team’s success this fall. Titans rookies played 3,552 snaps in 2016, which ranked in the top 10. The NFL average was 2,675 snaps.
• Robinson landed several key players in free agency, including receiver
• Robinson also claimed guard