Breaking down the odds on who will become the Texans next head coach
The Texans will be in the market for a new coach in the off-season, and there will be no shortage of names thrown out there. In fact, there are already odds out on who that will be. Who will be the next Bill O'Brien? Let's take a look at the names and how they would fit (odds are from sportsbetting.ag):
Eric Bieniemy 1-1: The Chiefs OC is the consensus favorite, and rightfully so. He would bring a dynamic offense to Houston.
Dabo Swinney 5-1: The Clemson coach will be linked to the job all year, but it's doubtful he would leave college.
Josh McDaniels 6-1: In the name of Tim Tebow, please no. No more Patriot Way BS.
Greg Roman 9-1: Baltimore's OC has done a terrific job with Lamar Jackson. Solid choice.
Lincoln Riley 10-1: Bloom may be off after two losses this year, but no doubting his offensive skills.
Brian Daboll 12-1: Bills OC has done wonders with Josh Allen; will get a job somewhere.
Byron Leftwich 12-1: Tampa OC is a former QB and a rising star.
Matt Eberflus 14-1: No one wants to talk about a defensive coach, but he has done wonders in Indy.
Robert Saleh 14-1: Another defensive-minded coach as SF DC, his name will come up for several openings.
Romeo Crennel 14-1: The interim coach probably needs a playoff run to be considered full time, but he isn't a long term answer.
Jim Harbaugh 16-1: The Michigan coach tends to wear out his welcome fast and is as bullyish as Bill O'Brien. Probably not a good fit.
Don Martindale 20-1: Ravens DC would be a strong hire. Anything Raven is a good thing. He would need to right OC, but the defense would improve immediately.
Mike Gundy 20-1: He's a man! He's 20-1! Probably no shot here, but who would not love a little mullet action?