Bill O’Brien has been on the hot seat to begin the season and his fate was sealed when the Houston Texans lost to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. According to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, Houston has fired O’Brien as the team’s head coach and general manager.
Texans owner Cal McNair has fired Bill O'Brien as coach and GM. Details to come on https://t.co/mIDjcbdCLC
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) October 5, 2020
Through the first four weeks of the season, the Texans sit in last place in the AFC South with a dismal 0-4 record. With Deshaun Watson at quarterback and enough talent to win games, Houston is obviously disappointed in how O’Brien has performed thus far.
Also, it doesn’t help that O’Brien traded DeAndre Hopkins during the offseason in exchange for David Johnson and draft picks. Hopkins has been extremely productive in his first four games with the Arizona Cardinals this season.
During his time with the Texans, O’Brien has compiled a mediocre 52-48 record and has made the playoffs in four of his seven seasons. Altogether, Houston was able to win only two of the six playoff games they took part in under O’Brien’s watch.
UPDATE: Romeo Crennel will be the interim coach for the Texans:
Romeo Crennel is now the interim coach for the #Texans.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 5, 2020
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