Report: Texans have 3 finalists for head coach job
The Houston Texans are getting closer to naming a new head coach, and it appears they have narrowed their search to three candidates.
Brian Flores, who has interviewed with the Texans twice, is considered a finalist. According to USA Today’s Josina Anderson, Flores is joined by Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon and Josh McCown.
Anderson noted that the Texans’ feelings on Flores have not changed since the former Miami Dolphins coach filed a lawsuit against the NFL and several teams on Tuesday.
As of this am, I'm told the #Texans still have not made a final decision on their head coach, but Brian Flores is still considered a finalist–even after his filing of a class-action lawsuit in Manhattan federal court against the NFL–along with Jonathan Gannon & Josh McCown. 1/3
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) February 3, 2022
The Texans also like Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell, but he is expected to be hired by the Minnesota Vikings.
McCown was in the running for the Houston job before they hired David Culley last year. The former journeyman quarterback has no prior NFL coaching experience, which is why the Texans were heavily criticized for considering him a year ago.
Flores has also interviewed with the New Orleans Saints. He was believed to be a finalist for the New York Giants job at one point, but we all know how that turned out.
Photo: Dec 19, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores runs off the field after winning the game against the New York Jets at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports