Entering the offseason, the Houston Texans head coaching job was one that should have garnered a ton of interest because of the team’s franchise quarterback — Deshaun Watson.
But it’s been everything but desirable and a lot of that has to do with the way the organization has treated their super star quarterback.
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk:
“Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Watson recommended not only Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy for a head-coaching interview but also former 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. The Texans during the first week after the regular season ended made a request to interview neither.
The Texans eventually requested permission to interview Bieniemy during this past week. However, because the interview didn’t happen during the Kansas City bye week, the Texans must now wait until the Chiefs’ season ends before talking to Bieniemy.
The Texans did not request permission to interview Saleh at any time. Saleh, who was interviewed by every team with a vacancy except the Texans, recently became the new head coach of the Jets.”
To say the Houston Texans have completely botched the head coaching search would be a major understatement.