The Houston Texans are one of only two NFL teams without a head coach, which is particularly surprising since they've had a vacancy at the position since early October. Houston's coaching gig went from somewhat intriguing to a nightmare after the team's very public drama with star QB Deshaun Watson.
Given that a Watson trade looks likely, Houston may need to scrape the bottom of the candidate pool for its next coach.
With that in mind, here are three coaches who could be desperate enough to take the Texans' head coaching gig.
1. Jason Garrett
Jason Garrett was a full-time NFL head coach for nine seasons, serving at the helm of the Dallas Cowboys during the 2010s. However, Dallas became stagnant, and he found himself with the New York Giants in 2020 as their offensive coordinator. Spending almost his entire NFL coaching career in the state of Texas, there's no reason for him not to be interested in a move back down south. And he'd surely jump at the chance to be a head coach again.
2. Adam Gase
Adam Gase's stock couldn't be lower at the moment. New York went just 2-14 under the head coach this season after going 7-9 in 2019. He only has one playoff appearance (a loss) to his name as an HC, and he hasn't enjoyed as much success as his early days as an offensive coordinator with the Denver Broncos. That being said, he could be tempted by a second chance to prove his worth as a head coach. If a rebuilding Texans team excels under him, it'd be the resume booster he needs.
3. Mike Kafka
Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka is a rising coaching talent who's expected to earn a promotion sooner rather than later. Kafka is expected to succeed current Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, however Bieniemy appears comfy in his current position and hasn't departed for a head coaching gig despite being seen as a top candidate. If Bieniemy is intent on waiting for the right opportunity to emerge, Kafka would be smart to take the Texans' job if it's offered to continue his coaching development.
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