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Texans Admit Seeking Deshaun Watson’s Input On Coaching Search

Maybe the Houston Texans aren’t so dumb, after all.

At the very least, they want prized quarterback Deshaun Watson’s input on who should be his head next coach.

As relayed by Adam Schefter of ESPN, Texans owner Cam McNair recently met with Watson “to hear Watson’s thoughts and opinions on who should be the next head coach, and Watson shared his opinions with McNair.”

That’s a start after what has turned into a mess of a season which featured the firing of Bill O’Brien as coach/general manager after four games. The Texans finished 10-6 last season and went to the playoffs. This year, the Texans are 3-7 and already focused on the draft.

This disappointment of a season has been hard to swallow for a team that already has their franchise quarterback and wants to keep him happy.

McNair recently told ESPN that he respects Watson’s opinions and wants Watson “to be happy.”

This is a good move by the Texans. And it may actually be their first good move of the season.

Romeo Crennel currently holds the job of interim coach, with Jack Easterby serving as interim GM. Neither is expected to remain in their current positions next season.

Letting their best player have a say in who is hired next makes good sense.

Written by Sam Amico

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  1. This is insane. This automatically puts any coach you hire in a situation where it seems like they “report to” a player. If Watson had led Houston to the playoffs every year and won a super bowl I don’t think you do this. You need one head coach who’s in full charge of the entire team. I think Watson is good, not great, but he’s certainly not good enough to be telling his boss how he prefers to be managed quite yet.

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