Would Deshaun Watson stay with Texans if Brian Flores is hired?
The Houston Texans virtually interviewed Brian Flores on Friday. If hired, would that change the Deshaun Watson situation?
Are the Houston Texans trying to keep Deshaun Watson with the organization by making him happy? One of the ways to really make Deshaun Watson happier with the Texans franchise is by hiring the recently fired Brian Flores, the former head coach of the Miami Dolphins.
Remember one of the reasons why Watson was willing to accept a trade to Miami this past season before the trade deadline, even waiving his no-trade clause for a trade to happen, was because Flores was the head coach for the Dolphins.
Now with Flores out of Miami, and being a head coaching candidate for the Texans with the reported interview, how does change the situation with Watson, or does it change anything at all?
Flores coached the Dolphins from 2019-21, and in those three seasons as the Miami head coach, his win-loss record was 24 wins and 25 losses. In ’21 he got off to a 1-7 start, eventually leading his team to a 7-game winning streak for an 8-8 mark, and Miami had a chance to make the playoffs.
The Dolphins eventually finished 9-8 overall, had a winning season and he was fired. The Texans had a 4-13 season and fired David Culley after one season as their head coach, so here is Houston with the coaching vacancy.
It’s doubtful Watson stays with the Texans no matter who the head coach is, and Houston might have already made up their mind and will stay with Davis Mills as the starting quarterback, but for discussion’s sake, here are three reasons why Flores could be the next Texans coach and why it could work with Watson if legal issues are solved and fences are mended between Watson and the front office.