According to Jason La Canfora, the top name on the Texans’ wish list for their general manager vacancy is former Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome.
It’s considered by many in the league to be a huge long shot, but La Canfora says the Texans will at least try to interview Newsome for their job.
Many around the league believe Newsome would never leave the Ravens unless the athletic director job at Alabama, his alma mater, opened up, per La Canfora. However, he’s seen as the dream candidate by Texans owner Cal McNair and Jed Hughes, who runs the search firm leading the process.
Since stepping down as Baltimore’s GM, Newsome has stayed on in an advisory capacity. He’s also on the NFL’s competition committee.
Newsome, 64, is a former first-round pick of the Browns back in 1978. He played 13 seasons in Cleveland and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999.
Newsome began working with the Browns as an executive in 1991 and spent five years in Cleveland before becoming the Ravens’ GM in 1996.
During his 23 years in charge of the Ravens, Newsome has led them to a record of 195-167-1, which includes 11 playoff appearances and two Super Bowl championships.
We’ll have more on the Texans GM search as the news is available.