Earlier Thursday afternoon, the Houston Texans finally made a decision on head coach David Culley.
After just one season in charge of the team, the Texans decided it was time to move on from Culley as head coach. With arguably the worst roster in the league, he managed to lead the team to a four-win season.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to save his job. After deciding to move on from Culley, the Texans reportedly already have several coaches lined up as potential replacements.
According to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter, a New England Patriots assistant coach is a “leading candidate” to be the Texans coach. No, it’s not offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
It’s linebackers coach Jerod Mayo.
“Patriots’ LB coach Jerod Mayo is expected to emerge as a leading candidate for the Houston Texans’ HC job, per sources.
Patriots’ LB coach Jerod Mayo is expected to emerge as a leading candidate for the Houston Texans’ HC job, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 13, 2022
Mayo has been one of the fastest-rising assistant coaches in the business. Following the 2020 season, severals teams reportedly considered him for their head coaching vacancies.
It’s no surprise, then that the Texans are interested in him as their head coach. General manager Nick Caserio knows Mayo well from their time in New England together also.
The 35-year-old former first round pick will be a head coach sooner or later. Will it be the Texans that gives him that opportunity?