Houston Texans: 5 Candidates for head coach vacancy

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Joe Brady, Houston Texans
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Joe Brady: Carolina Panthers Offensive Coordinator

I figured I would round off the list with the antithesis of Marvin Lewis. Joe Brady is half the age of  Lewis, and is currently the head of the offense of a 5-10 team. So where in the world does the hype come from?

In today’s NFL, everyone is trying to find the next Sean McVay. That coach may or may not exist, but it will not keep teams from looking. Joe Brady has been labeled as football’s next offensive mastermind as he was the architect behind the best offense in college football history last year.

LSU’s offense was completely unstoppable last year, it even had the game’s best defensive coaches such as Nick Saban and Brett Venables beyond puzzled. The 31-year-old Brady has been dubbed as the next “Wonderboy” throughout the football community, but is he ready to be in charge of an NFL team?

His first season at the NFL level has been a bit of a mixed bag. The Panthers currently rank 20th in yards per game and 22nd in points per game. Of course, it is a rebuilding project, but the Panthers offense is not exactly devoid of talent featuring the likes of Robby Anderson, DJ Moore, and Curtis Samuel.

Brady’s offense has still flashed this year and shown that all these accolades he is receiving could be warranted, but there have also been some cases of questionable play calling as well, which is to be expected with any young coach.

Brady would be the definition of a boom or bust hire for the Houston Texans, but it is certainly exciting to think about what he could do coaching a player as talented as Deshaun Watson. Perhaps Brady has definitely been a bit limited with what he can do this year due to Teddy Bridgewater’s weak arm.

Watson would be the most talented quarterback he has ever coached, and the Texans could have one of the most dangerous offenses in the league from year one.

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Maybe the Houston Texans should swing for the fences, if they do not give Brady a chance someone else certainly will sooner rather than later.