Up to this point, the Houston Texans have interviewed Jim Caldwell and Marvin Lewis for their vacant head coaching position. Both are former NFL head coaches with a modicum of success. Since the conclusion of the regular season, this list of coaching candidates has expanded now that teams can request interviews with coaches who are currently working for teams participating in the postseason.
The Texans have now requested to interview Carolina offensive coordinator Joe Brady, Tennessee offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, and Indianapolis defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus.
Patriots executive Nick Caserio among Texans’ targets in GM search, along with Trent Kirchner, Scott Cohen, Omar Khan, Malik Boyd, team requests interviews with Joe Brady, Matt Eberflus, Arthur Smith @HoustonTexans #nfloffseason https://t.co/mLbPIZ0BJN— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 5, 2021
Brady was the offensive coordinator at LSU and orchestrated their National Championship season last year; he turned Joe Burrow from a non-name into one of the greatest college quarterbacks of all-time and a number one overall pick. Brady went on to craft a fringe top ten offense for rhe Carolina Panthers this past season despite the tough schedule and with Christian McCaffrey injured. Smith is a red zone God who as turned the Titans into an outside zone play action passing monster. Eberflus has done a great job turning a Colts defense from terrible to great in the span of three seasons.
From the outside, all three candidates have done terrific jobs at the current roles they have. All three have shown enough to make the move up from coordinator to head coach. Perhaps one of them will be the Texans’ next head coach.