The Houston Texans are reportedly hiring Baltimore Ravens assistant coach David Culley as the organization’s new head coach.
This is what the ESPN network reported on Wednesday evening. According to the daily Houston chronicleCulley is reportedly spending the night in Texas for further talks with the team, but a contract has yet to be announced.
In addition to being an assistant in Baltimore, Culley, 65, was also the team’s aerial play coordinator and receiver manager. He has 27 years of NFL experience, having made his debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1994, but has never been a head coach.
Culley notably spent more than a decade under Andy Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The seasoned soccer man will have to try to convince quarterback Deshaun Watson to stay with the team, who is expected to request a trade shortly.
In 2020, the Texans posted a 4-12 record, which placed them third in the South Division of the American Association. In October, the team showed the door to coach Bill O’Brien and general manager Cal McNair.
The latter has since been replaced by Nick Caserio, formerly a member of the New England Patriots.