Houston Texans: Ranking the interviewed HC candidates from worst to best

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As the Houston Texans search for their next head coach, a ranking of candidates is in order.

With the number of candidates sitting at six as the Texans’ search goes into its second week, it’s time that they get ranked from worst to best. There’s been no lack of interesting candidates, ranging from former head coaches to even a high school football coach.

Houston is under immense pressure to get this right, as the wrong choice would spiral the Houston Texans franchise down the road into more rebuilding years. Coupled with the potential trade of Deshaun Watson, there is that “hurry up and get it done!” feeling floating out there.

So here’s the list of the interviewed candidates that could get the Texans coaching job, ranked from worst candidate to best.

Pick Analysis. . JoshMcCown. 30. Scouting Report. Rusk High School (Texas). 6. player

This just seems silly to write. Josh McCown had one of the more remarkable journeyman careers for an NFL quarterback but hasn’t had any coaching experience past the high school level. Perhaps Cal McNair and Nick Caserio see something more in McCown than most teams do.

Although there is always a shot he gets the job, as Houston wouldn’t have interviewed him two years in a row.

JonathonGannon. player. 54. DC. Eagles. 5. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Jonathon Gannon has also gotten a second interview, but after only one season as a true defensive coordinator, is it a really good idea? Philadelphia was ranked 18th in total defense as they stumbled their way to a playoff appearance.

Houston’s offense was better passing than running the football. Unless Gannon can help foster some remarkable offensive growth, he doesn’t look like the best candidate to lead the Houston Texans.