Houston Texans interview QB Josh McCown, Jim Caldwell for head coach opening

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans have interviewed quarterback Josh McCown and former Lions and Colts head mentor Jim Caldwell for their head mentor opening, the team announced on Friday.

Houston signed McCown to a two-yr agreement on Nov. 4 from the Philadelphia Eagles’ apply squad, with him becoming a member of Deshaun Watson and AJ McCarron on the energetic roster.

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The Texans also announced they have “continued conversations” about the emptiness with Caldwell.

Caldwell, sixty six, most a short while ago was employed as an assistant head mentor with the Miami Dolphins in 2019 but experienced to leave the team ahead of the year to handle health and fitness troubles and was not retained for the pursuing year. He went 36-30, together with playoffs, as head mentor of the Lions (2014-17) and 28-24 as head mentor of the Colts (2009-eleven).

McCown, forty one, retired in 2019 following 17 decades in the NFL and took a occupation as a higher college quarterbacks mentor in Charlotte, North Carolina, where by his sons performed. He continued to mentor following coming out of retirement and signing with the Eagles afterwards in 2019.

McCown performed a few game titles that year, together with the wild-card loss to the Seattle Seahawks following Carson Wentz left in the very first quarter with a concussion.

When McCown signed with the Texans, he was requested whether or not he hoped to mentor in the foreseeable future.

“I believe that so,” McCown mentioned in November. “If you’d requested me that ten decades ago, I would’ve mentioned no way, which is not what I want to do at this stage. My dream coming out of college or university experienced I not been equipped to perform in the NFL was to mentor higher college football in this article in Texas. I genuinely considered that was going to be my path. But the more time I have been in this game and been all around these guys, I see authentic value in getting equipped to be a section of an group and contend at the optimum stage. …

“Yeah, one particular of these times, anytime that comes about, anytime I lastly acquire the cleats off, I surely see that in the foreseeable future.”

The team announced before in the 7 days that it experienced interviewed Expenditures defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus and Ravens assistant head mentor David Culley.