Texans likely to keep Bill O'Brien as head coach, sources say

Texans likely to keep Bill O'Brien as head coach, sources say

Texans likely to keep Bill O'Brien as head coach, sources say

Earlier this month, O'Brien said that he "will never quit as head football coach of the Houston Texans". However, it is unlikely that Houston will allow him to coach next season without signing him to a contract extension.

According to a report from the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson, the relationship between general manager Rick Smith and coach Bill O'Brien is "toxic" and "dysfunctional," which could lead to changes in Houston this offseason.

The Texans just could not catch a break this season, but they have the pieces to their fortunes around quickly.

But on Sunday, moments after the Texans' loss to the Indianapolis Colts, came news that served as a reminder, like Harvey did, that some things are bigger than football.

Well, the loss of Watson and a number of other key players, including J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus... It's nearly certain that the franchise's front office will take that into consideration when discussing O'Brien's future, as injuries have absolutely had an effect on Houston's lack of success in 2017.

That is the best case scenario for the Texans at this point, keeping continuity in the offensive system for their young quarterback, at least for another year to prove they can put it all together.

Smith has been the GM at Houston for 11 seasons now, and the Texans have gone 88-104 during his tenure.

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