Odds to be Next Texans Head Coach: Brian Flores, Josh McCown Among Notable Candidates
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Texans Next Head Coach Odds
The Houston Texans need a head coach.
The David Culley experiment lasted one season, giving the disheveled franchise a clean slate for 2022 and beyond.
These markets can get quirky — Sark and Lane?! Both Harbaugh brothers?! — but here are the notable candidates.
Brian Flores (+350)
Flores is the most-coveted coach in the carousel.
Houston wasted no time hooking up with the former Dolphins head man, interviewing him the day after sending Culley the pink slip.
Although Flores went 24-25 overall across his three-year Miami stint, the Dolphins have been the third-most profitable team against the spread since 2019 (29-19-1, 60.4%).
Joe Lombardi (+400)
Following a half-decade’s worth of work as New Orleans’ quarterbacks coach, Lombardi knocked it out of the park in his first season as Chargers OC.
Under Lombardi — the grandson of Vince — the Bolts ranked third in football in passing yards per game and sixth in both yards per completion and yards per play.
He completed an interview with the Texans the same day as Flores.
Josh McCown (+450)
McCown has never coached in the NFL, so naturally the Texans are salivating at the thought of hiring him.
McCown grew up in Texas, played college ball in state, and — this isn’t a joke — interviewed for the HC gig two months before being released from the team.
These two are a perfect pair, if you think about it.
David Shaw (+2000)
Shaw’s clearly on the downturn of his Stanford tenure. He’s forever been linked to the pros, though no team has been able to lure him away.
Houston miraculously plucking Shaw would reunite him with Davis Mills, who quarterbacked the Cardinal under the head coach.