The Houston Texans created the first head-coach opening of the hiring cycle when they fired Bill O’Brien on October 5, 2020.
And on January 27, 2021, the Texans became the last team to fill that position:
David Culley, who held the titles of Assistant Head Coach, Wide Receivers Coach, and Passing Game Coordinator for the Ravens, has been tabbed as the Texans’ next head coach. Culley, 65, began coaching in the NFL in 1994 as the Buccaneers receivers coach, but his coaching journey began as Austin Peay’s RBs Coach in 1978. He has coached for Bill Cower, Andy Reid, Sean McDermott, and John Harbaugh. In other words, it’s been a long time coming for Culley.
First order of business for Culley? Figuring out what the heck is happening with star quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Because, essentially, the Texans (1) made promises to involve Watson in their coach and GM search that weren’t kept, (2) didn’t interview his preferred candidates until it was late in the game, and (3) didn’t hire them anyway. Other than that, everything is smooth sailing in Houston. And by smooth sailing, I mean there are a number of teams circling the Texans like vultures waiting to swoop in to take Watson. The Bears are believed to be among those teams, so stay tuned. Business is about to pick up.