La Canfora writes Texans owner Cal McNair asked Watson his opinion as a part of the search process he has already started. Watson won’t be a formal part of the search process but McNair values his quarterback’s opinion.
McNair has already hired a search firm to start the process. Houston also needs to hire a new general manager and that person figures to play a key role in hiring the next head coach.
Watson is close with Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes who is a huge fan of the work Bieniemy has done with the offense in Kansas City.
La Canfora mentions finding a coach to help maximize Watson will be the top priority, with Bills OC Brian Daboll and Patriots OC Josh McDaniels likely to be some other candidates linked to the Texans job.
Bieniemy figures to be a top NFL head-coaching candidate next year and is in a great situation with the Chiefs as the play-caller for the NFL’s most potent offense.
Bieniemy, 51, played 10 seasons in the NFL for the Chargers, Bengals and Eagles before retiring in 1999. His NFL coaching career began in 2006 when he took over as the Vikings’ RBs coach.
The Chiefs hired him for the same position in 2013 and he was later promoted to offensive coordinator last year.
In 2019, the Chiefs’ offense ranked No. 6 in total yards, No. 5 in total points, No. 23 in rushing yards and No. 5 in passing yards.
We’ll have more on the Texans coaching search as the news is available.