The Houston Texans have their subsequent head coach, and it’s a acquainted face.
DeMeco Ryans, most just lately the defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, would be the subsequent head coach of the Texans. In response to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Ryans and the group reached settlement on a six-year deal.
The settlement reunited Ryans with the group he as soon as performed for. Ryans was drafted by the Texans within the second spherical of the 2006 NFL Draft, the thirty third participant chosen general. He began all 16 video games for Houston as a rookie in 2006, and he was named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the 12 months after recording 126 whole tackles, and three.5 sacks that season.
Ryans spent six years in Houston with the Texans, after which the ultimate 4 years of his profession with the Philadelphia Eagles.
He started his teaching profession with San Francisco in 2017, beginning out as a defensive high quality management assistant. Ryans then spent the following two years because the group’s inside linebackers coach underneath Robert Saleh, earlier than being promoted to defensive coordinator when Saleh was named the pinnacle coach of the New York Jets.
Throughout his time with the 49ers, San Francisco constructed one of many league’s greatest defenses. This previous season, the 49ers’ protection ranked atop the league in Defensive DVOA.
In response to a report from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Community, Ryans was into consideration for the job with the Denver Broncos. However when Ryans got here to this settlement with the Texans, Denver moved forward with Sean Payton:
Unbelievable: The #Broncos spent at present making an attempt to rent DeMeco Ryans AGAIN at present earlier than he recommitted to the #Texans, sources say. When he agreed to phrases with the Texans, they moved and finalized Sean Payton.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 31, 2023
Ryans steps right into a tough scenario in Houston. The Texans haven’t had a profitable document for the reason that 2019 season, and their final two head coaches — David Culley and Lovie Smith — had been each one-and-done in Houston.
Nevertheless, the Texans have a pair of picks within the high fifteen alternatives of the 2023 NFL Draft, and in response to OverTheCap.com, they’ve the fifth-most cap house within the NFL this season.
And now they’ve their subsequent head coach.