Deshaun Watson advocating for Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy as Texans’ head coach
The Houston Texans parted ways with Bill O’Brien as their head coach and GM earlier this week, making it vital for them to begin searching for a replacement at each position. As the team prepares their candidate for both spots, Deshaun Watson is reportedly advocating for Eric Bieniemy as the next head coach, per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Following an 0-4 start to the 2020 season, the Texans decided it was time to move on from O’Brien. Besides having his flaws as a head coach, O’Brien didn’t do himself any favors as the team’s GM in recent seasons.
The mind-boggling trade that sent DeAndre Hopkins looms large after his firing and trading two first-round picks for Laremy Tunsil is still a questionable move. And after seeing O’Brien fail to deliver at both of his titles on the team, Houston is looking to add a head coach and a GM.
Seeing that Watson is the franchise player the next head coach will build around, the Texans are allowing him to have a say in who gets hired. Also, signing Watson to a long-term extension proves that he is the player they want to build around for years to come.
With the offense not performing up to standards, the Texans could look to bring in Bieniemy. Bieniemy has been a vital member of the Kansas City Chiefs, holding the offensive coordinator position under Andy Reid since 2018.
In the past two seasons, Bieniemy’s name has been one that’s been mentioned as an assistant that could become a head coach in the NFL. While the Texans will undoubtedly attempt to bring Bieniemy in for an interview after the season, it appears that Watson is a fan of making him the next head coach in Houston.