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It’s never too early to hire a new general manager. And if not hire one, at least start gathering some data.
That’s what the Houston Texans appear to be doing, having done some homework on Seattle Seahawks executives Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Media.
The Texans are looking to replace Bill O’Brien, fired in October after an 0-4 start. O’Brien served as both head coach and GM.
It’s been a mess of a year in Houston, so any news about the offseason will surely be welcomed. As is stands, the Texans are 2-6 after squeaking out a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Kirchner and Fitterer both received promotions in the Seahawks’ front office in September and now serve as the team’s co-directors of player personnel. Both seem to be on the radar of opposing teams whenever a GM opening appears.
Kirchner in particular made the rounds in 2017, garnering consideration from the Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers for a main front-office role.
Assuming the Texans are exploring those two candidates, this is likely just the first step. One year after finishing 10-6 and winning a playoff game, Houston suddenly has to start fresh.