Pep Hamilton was this close to leaving the Houston Texans.
For the Houston Texans fans who loved what quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton did last year with Davis Mills, you can breathe a temporary sigh of relief. Hamilton was a finalist for the New York Giants offensive coordinator job, but in the end, he lost the job to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback coach Mike Kafka.
It’s tough for Hamilton as he could’ve done great things in New York. With his impact on Mills, imagine what he could do with Daniel Jones and Mike Glennon. Hamilton launched Justin Herbert in his rookie year, paving the way for the kind of player he is now.
So with all of that being said, what’s going to happen with Hamilton and his role with the Houston Texans? First, there are a few things to talk about Hamilton’s potential return to the team.
Pep Hamilton staying with the Houston Texans could stop Josh McCown from coming aboard.
Many Texans fans want nothing to do with Josh McCown coming onto the team, let alone being the head coach. If there were to be a promotion for Hamilton to be the offensive coordinator, that may just potentially block McCown.
There is still the remote possibility that McCown takes over Hamilton’s old role in this scenario, but it’s just not a good option to exercise for Houston (at least in terms of optics). There would be consistency in the passing game between Hamilton and Davis Mills, the only side of the ball that actually did something productive last year.
The Texans are really walking a fine line right here and need to make the right choice. It’s time to make Hamilton the OC, regardless of who becomes the team’s next head coach.