Reports are the Houston Texans are interviewing Louis Reddick for the GM job.
Louis Reddick is interviewing for the vacant Houston Texans general manager opening per various media reports on Wednesday. Reddick is currently an analyst for Monday Night Football.
Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted this morning that Reddick was interviewing with the Texans on Wednesday, and then Reddick also had a scheduled meeting with the Detroit Lions on Friday for the same position.
The Texans must find the right person to fill the GM spot which formally was held by Bill O’Brien before he was fired from that spot and as the head coach following an 0-4 start to the regular season. The Texans have since been eliminated from playoff contention, won’t three-peat as AFC South champions, and are currently 4-9 overall.
Since O’Brien was fired as general manager, the Texans are 4-5 with Romeo Crennel as the interim head coach, and Jack Easterby helping with decisions in the front office.
Houston Texans News: Louis Reddick would make the franchise better in 2021
Louis Reddick is a former safety in the NFL, and is one of the very best analysts in all of NFL media. He’s also been a pro scout and formally was Director of Player Personnel while with the Washington Football Team and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Reddick has the experience needed to be the general manager of the Texans, and he’d be entering a tough spot for the 2021 NFL Draft with the Houston Texans not having a pick currently until the third round.
The positives for Louis Reddick is he has a franchise quarterback already with that being Deshaun Watson, and a franchise left tackle in Laremy Tunsil. There is also the right tackle Tytus Howard who should be a member of the starting lineup for the foreseeable future, but rebuilding other aspects of the roster will take someone like Reddick who knows his football.
Another aspect with Louis Reddick is he knows what it takes to be a pick late in the draft and to have success in the NFL, which is how teams build rosters in the first place. Reddick was a former ninth round pick, and knowing the struggles and hard work that it takes to stay on a NFL roster after being selected late in the draft has to go a long way when scouting players.
This is just a reported interview, but it is an important step for the Texans in moving away from the 2020 season and into preparing for the 2021 season. This could be an interview with Louis Reddick that changes the fortunes for the Texans for many years to come.