DeAndre Hopkins excited to work with new Texans offensive coordinator Tim Kelly
The Houston Texans recently named Tim Kelly their new offensive coordinator, and star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is excited about the move.
“Tim Kelly, he’s a great guy, great coach,” Hopkins said, according to Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle. “So, I’m looking forward to working with him. It’s good. Tim’s been around us for a while.”
Kelly has been a member of the Texans’ coaching staff since 2014.
He began as an offensive quality control coach during his first season, serving at that post for three years. In his final season at that position, Kelly was also handed the duties of assistant offensive line coach.
Then, in 2017, Kelly was promoted to tight ends coach, where he served for two seasons before his promotion to offensive coordinator.
Houston can definitely use some help on the offensive side of the ball, as it ranked just 15th in total offense this season.
The most consistent member of the Texans’ offensive unit was Hopkins, who hauled in 115 receptions for 1,572 yards and 11 touchdowns en route to his second straight Pro Bowl appearance and second consecutive First-Team All-Pro selection.
Hopkins, who played his collegiate football at Clemson University, was originally selected by Houston in the first round (27th pick overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
He had a solid rookie campaign, catching 52 passes for 802 yards and two scores. The 26-year-old then broke out during his second season, snaring 76 balls for 1,210 yards and six touchdowns.
Hopkins has missed just one game throughout his six-year NFL career, making three Pro Bowls along the way.