Houston Texans could lose Pep Hamilton to NY Giants

Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

The Houston Texans could see Pep Hamilton head for the Big Apple.

On Tuesday afternoon, the finalists for the Offensive Coordinator job for the New York Giants were released to the public. They include Chiefs QB coach Mike Kafka, Browns passing game coordinator Chad O’Shea, and the Houston Texans very own Pep Hamilton.

Hamilton served as the quarterbacks and passing game coordinator for Houston this past season after arriving from the Los Angeles Chargers the year prior. Hamilton was heralded for his work with then-rookie quarterback Justin Herbert and was tabbed to do the same kind of magic with Davis Mills.

It was a rough year for Mills and Hamilton, as the offensive line struggled early in the year. All parties saw an improvement towards the end of the season, but it was too little, too late.

Would Pep Hamilton want to leave the Houston Texans for Daniel Jones?

Houston has a bad situation in the grand scheme of things, but going to a team where the quarterback room consists of Mike Glennon and Daniel Jones is a stark difference. The Giants have already taken themselves out of the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes, so no improvement would be coming there.

That would be the ultimate fixer-upper project in the NFL; improve Jones’ passing game and turnover problems. New York was 31st in passing offense last year, and Kenny Golladay was a free-agent bust in his first year.

That would be Hamilton’s task. Would Houston be better off without Hamilton? The answer is yes, and here’s why: Whoever the new head coach is going to be, they’re going to bring their own offensive coordinator anyways.

Maybe it was the offensive line or how long it took for Mills to truly get comfortable in the system, but the Houston Texans can do better than 27th in the league in passing. There is another candidate out there (especially Kafka) who can do a better job than what Hamilton did.

Best wishes to Hamilton in his interviews.

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