Top Candidate Uninterested in Texans' Head-Coaching Job

David Kaestle
DeMeco Ryans is not interested in pursuing the Texans head coaching job.
DeMeco Ryans is not interested in pursuing the Texans head coaching job. / Associated Press

The Houston Texans fired head coach Lovie Smith after just one season on the job. While Smith lobbied to keep his job, ultimately, Houston decided to go in a different direction. Now they are starting to put feelers out there for a next potential coach.

One guy that instantly popped up was former Texans linebacker DeMeco Ryans. He is currently the defensive coordinator for the best defense in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers.

While there might be interest in Ryans from the Texans side, it appears that feeling isn't mutual when you consider Ryans' feelings. Texans insider Aaron Wilson is reporting that Ryans isn't expected to pursue the Texans opening, despite him most likely being a hot name on the coaching carousel this offseason.

While Wilson notes he could change his mind, it's rare for a guy ahead of time to immediately dismiss himself form any potential head coaching opportunities, especially when you consider this would be Ryans first opportunity to be a head coach, and for his for the team he once played for,

For now, it seems Ryans is focused on trying to win a Super Bowl with the 49ers. The Niners are the No. 2 seed in the NFL Playoffs and take on the Seattle Seahawks on Super Wild Card Weekend.

The 49ers are currently a 10-point home favorite against the Seahawks, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds.

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