Mike Silver reports that the Houston Texans are interviewing offensive coordinator Tim Kelly for their vacant head coaching job on Friday.
This is somewhat notable, considering that QB Deshaun Watson has thrown support behind Kelly to get consideration for the head-coaching job. Beyond that, Watson is reportedly upset with the team for not following through on allowing him to at least be apart of the process.
Here’s the updated list of candidates for the Texans’ job:
- Former Lions HC Jim Caldwell (Interviewed)
- Former Bengals HC Marvin Lewis (Scheduled Interviewed)
- Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith (Requested)
- Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus (Declined)
- Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady (Interviewed)
- Texans offensive coordinator Tim Kelly (Interviewed)
Kelly, 34, played college football as a defensive tackle at Eastern Illinois before moving into the coaching ranks. He had a variety of stops before joining Bill O’Brien‘s staff at Penn State as a graduate assistant.
Kelly followed O’Brien to the Texans in 2014 as an offensive QC coach. He’s held a number of roles since then before being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2019.