The 2020 NFL campaign has not gone as per plan for Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans. After going without a win in their first 4 games of the season, the Texans management opted to part ways with GM/Head Coach Bill O’Brien. Romeo Crennel was made the interim Head Coach in Week 5.
Since then, the veteran NFL coach has led the Texans to 2 wins out of 4 games. Both their victories have come against fellow AFC south strugglers, Jacksonville Jaguars.
However, Crennel has done enough over the last 4 weeks to convince the Texans ownership that he deserves a permanent position with the team.
As per NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Texans are ready to offer Crennel a permanent role based on recent displays. Crennel has infused a newfound enthusiasm in the Houston Texans dressing room.
The likes of Deshaun Watson, JJ Watt, and other Texans players are happy with their interim boss. Rapoport reports that Crennel will serve as a ‘stop-gap’ coach for the 2021 season.
Reportedly, the Texans will continue their search for a permanent long-term boss till the 2022 offseason. They are ready to invest between $30 to $40 million in their search for a new head coach.
There are certain players within the Texans roster who are reportedly pushing for a move away from the franchise as they hunt for Super Bowl success. Star defensive end JJ Watt has publicly spoken in relation to the issue.
Maybe Crennel can bring some stability to the team as they languish at the third spot in the AFC South Division table. The Texans take on the Baker Mayfield-led Cleveland Browns this weekend. They are in desperate need of a win if they want an outside shot of making the Playoffs in 2020.