Houston Texans

4-13-0,#32 Overall 4-13-0, 4th in AFC South , 16th in AFC Playoff Odds: 0.0%  |  Super Bowl Odds: 0.0%
2021-22 Season
4-13-0 Record
#30 ‐ #28 Off-Def
#30 Offense
#28 Defense
#32 Overall

Texans fire head coach and general manager Bill O'Brien

The Houston Texans have fired head coach and general manager Bill O'Brien.

What It Means:

O'Brien's tenure in Houston has finally come to an end after seven years. O'Brien delivered the Texans to the playoffs in 4 of his 6 full seasons and only had one losing season, but was constantly a source of controversy for his play-calling and decision-making as a head coach, and, more recently, his baffling moves as the team's de-facto-turned-official general manager. The moves comes after the Texans' Week 4 loss to a winless Minnesota Vikings team that dropped the Texans to 0-4 in 2020. Romeo Crenell will serve as the team's interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

The team's 0-4 start appears to be the breaking point for the team's ownership. Franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson has struggled since O'Brien traded away his star wide receiver for an oft-injured veteran running back, and O'Brien's haphazard approach to trading away future assets has left the team without first round picks in multiple drafts. Whoever inherits the job will have a genuine star at quarterback, but little else to work with.