Houston Texans: Will team eventually hire Josh McCown as head coach down the road?

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Will Josh McCown one day be the head coach of the Houston Texans?

Less than a month after the Houston Texans hired veteran NFL head coach Lovie Smith to be the leader of the team as their head coach, a CBS Sports insider believes the Texans have another person in mind to be the long-term head coach of the franchise.

That person is former NFL quarterback Josh McCown, and though he was interviewed this offseason before the Texans hired Smith to replace David Culley after one season, at least one NFL insider is writing that McCown will eventually be the head coach of the Texans.

That insider is Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, and in his Monday column he wrote about a move each team needs to make, and for the Houston Texans, that move was to keep in touch with McCown.

La Canfora had this to say when talking about the move the Texans need to make in his most recent column:

"“Start having weekly Zooms with Josh McCown to keep him apprised of roster moves, philosophies and offseason priorities. He’s gonna be the long-term head coach of this team (unless someone beats them to the punch). Just a matter of when.”"

McCown is a former quarterback with nine NFL franchises, passing for 17,731 yards with 98 touchdown passes and 82 interceptions.

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He has great experience and knowledge of the NFL game after playing professionally from 2002-19, but shouldn’t he at least be a quarterback coach, an offensive coordinator or an assistant head coach at the college or pro level before taking over as the head coach of the Texans?

The issue with this discussion is the fact the Texans are being said to want to hire a coach who has no coaching experience at any level, and that’s something tough to get past. Also when it comes to McCown, nobody knows how good of a coach he can be or even if he can run an NFL team.

The assumption from this viewpoint is that running an NFL team is very tough as the Texans have shown as four different people (Bill O’Brien, Romeo Crennel – interim head coach, David Culley, Lovie Smith) all have been tasked to be the head coach of this franchise in recent years.

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Maybe McCown is in the future long-term plans of the Houston Texans, but for the sake of the ’22 season and the rebuild of the franchise Smith deserves a fair chance and more than one season from GM Nick Caserio to lead the Texans to victory.