SI.com is reporting that the Tennessee Titans and head coach Jeff Fisher are parting ways after 16 seasons.
Fisher, who had been the longest tenured coach, led the Titans/Oilers to a 147-126 overall record making the post season 6 times and guided the team to a SuperBowl appearance in 1999.
The move comes as a surprise as owner Bud Adams gave Fisher an endorsement to coach next season just a few weeks ago. Fisher is widely popular throughout the league, but popularity is not enough to carry a team in this age of the NFL. The Titans have missed the post season in each of the last two seasons.
An official reason has not been announced as to why Fisher is stepping down. A news conference will be held either tonight or tomorrow morning to formally announce the decision.