Bill O’Brien has two division titles in three seasons with the Texans. But that may not be enough to keep him in Houston.
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reports O’Brien and the Texans could agree “to part ways” if the Texans get knocked out of the playoffs early.
The ex-Penn State coach went 9-7 in his first two seasons, winning the AFC South in 2015 before losing to the Chiefs in the first round of the playoffs. Houston clinched the AFC South with a win over the Bengals last week and is 9-6 heading into Week 17.
Surprise opening could be Texans, if they lose early in playoffs I can see O'Brien/team agreeing to part ways — good candidate on market
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 1, 2017
Glazer reports that the Texans and O’Brien never really meshed. There have been issues — particularly at quarterback — but the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain said the team’s decision to sign Brock Osweiler is solely on management. All things considered, O’Brien has done a good job.
O’Brien spent two seasons at Penn State, going 15-9 through turmoil and NCAA sanctions. He left on New Year’s Eve in 2013 to take the Texans job.