Falcons reportedly offer head coaching job to Titans OC Arthur Smith – CBS Sports

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The Atlanta Falcons have offered Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith the chance to become the team’s next head coach, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini. Smith has spent the past 10 seasons in Tennessee working his way up from offensive and defensive quality control coach to his current role. 

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport adds that a trip to meet with the Lions has now been cancelled. The Eagles have also been interested in the services of the 38-year-old. 

The North Carolina native is the son of FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith. Teams in search of a CEO-type leader would have found a natural fit in the Titans’ play caller. He is likely moving to Atlanta to work for Home Depot founder Arthur Blank. 

Tennessee’s season ended in the Super Wild-Card Round against the Ravens so Smith has been free to explore other opportunities.

Atlanta made the decision to move on from head coach Dan Quinn in October after the team’s first 0-5 start since 1997. Raheem Morris accepted the interim role and led the team to a 4-12 finish. They are also amidst a general manager search.

The NFL has seen a slew of moves this week as the Jets tagged 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh to be their next head coach and the Jaguars hired Urban Meyer to be their next head coach. The Eagles, Chargers, Texans and Lions all still have vacant head coaching spots. 

Stay tuned to CBS Sports for more on this developing story.

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