By Max Harper
As we sift through the rubble of the Eagles’ car crash of a Wild Card loss to the Bucs last Sunday, one thing seems certain.
Defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon is about to punch his ticket out of town for a new job as an NFL head coach.
This is an outside-the-box hire for the Texans, but Houston is the least attractive of all the openings once they moved on from David Culley after one season.
The Texans still don’t know how the Deshaun Watson situation will play out and need to significantly rebuild a roster that was in the bottom five in points scored and points allowed (along with yards per game and yards allowed per game).
Jonathan Gannon is a young defensive mind who many teams are looking to interview (he has interview requests with three teams).
The Texans need to rebuild their defense and Gannon got the most out of a Philadelphia Eagles unit that didn’t have the best talent around. Gannon had the Eagles as a top-10 defense in yards allowed and Philadelphia finished 18th in points allowed.
The Texans take a chance on a young coach who had respect from his players in his one season as a coordinator, a solid teacher of the game. Gannon may be a year or two away from being a head coach, but Houston is in a rebuild anyway.