Oilers new nickname – TitansDuring the 1998 season, Adams announced that in response to fan requests, he was changing the Oilers’ name to coincide with the opening of their new stadium and to better connect with Nashville. He also declared that the renamed team would retain the Oilers’ heritage (including team records), as had all other relocated teams except the Browns/Ravens, and that there ...
History of the Titans
The Tennessee Titans have a long and storied history in the NFL. Founded as the Houston Oilers in 1959, they were part of the original eight teams that formed what is now known as the American Football League (AFL). The team relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in 1997 and was renamed to its current moniker. During their time on both sides of Texas, they won two AFL Championships (1960 & 1961) and one AFC Championship (1999).
Throughout their existence, some of football's greatest players have donned a Titans jersey including legendary quarterback Warren Moon who led them from 1984-1993; running back Eddie George who rushed for over 10 thousand yards during his tenure with them; Hall Of Fame defensive end Bruce Matthews whose career spanned 14 seasons with them; wide receiver Derrick Mason who set numerous franchise records while playing for them from 1997-2004; and many more.
The Titans' most successful season came in 1999 when they went 13–3 under head coach Jeff Fisher en route to winning Super Bowl XXXIV against St Louis Rams 23–16 at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. It was an unforgettable performance by Steve McNair leading his offense along with Jevon Kearse anchoring defense which earned him Defensive Player Of The Year honors that year! This championship victory marked only the second time since 1960 that an expansion team had captured the league title just four years after joining the NFL family!
Since then though it has been mostly a disappointment for fans despite making playoffs five times between 2002 - 2008 but being unable to advance beyond the divisional round on each occasion except 2007 when lost the conference championship game vs Pittsburgh Steelers 21 – 18. They are currently rebuilding process under new General Manager Jon Robinson but hope remains high among supporters regarding this young core talent can bring glory days back sooner rather than later!
Houston - Nashville
1970 - Present / National Football League
1960 - 1969 / American Football League
1999 - Present / Tennessee Titans
1997 - 1998 / Tennessee Oilers
1960 - 1996 / Houston Oilers
Titans - After two seasons as the Tennessee Oilers, owner Bud Adams announces the team will change its nickname to the Titans. Titans was chosen over nicknames such as Tornadoes, Copperheads, South Stars, and Wranglers. The committee choose Titans citing the desire to have a nickname that reflected “strength, leadership and other heroic qualities.” “Titans come from early Greek mythology and the fact that Nashville is known as the ‘Athens of the South’ makes the Titans name very appropriate,” Adams said.
Super Bowl 0
AFL Championship 0
2016 - Present / Nissan Stadium
2007 - 2015 / LP Field
2002 - 2006 / The Coliseum
1999 - 2002 / Adelphia Coliseum
1998 / Vanderbilt Stadium
1997 / Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
1968 - 1996 / Houston Astrodome
1965 - 1967 / Rice Stadium
1960 - 1964 / Jeppesen Stadium
2013 - Present / KSA Industries
1960 - 2013 / Bud Adams
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
1 / Warren Moon
9 / Steve McNair
27 / Eddie George
34 / Earl Campbell
43 / Jim Norton
63 / Mike Munchak
65 / Elvin Bethea
74 / Bruce Matthews
*Blue is this team’s history