Report: Texans seek to interview Seahawks VP of player personnel Trent Kirchner

Mark Lane
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The Houston Texans continue their search to find their fifth general manager in franchise history.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are looking to interview Seattle Seahawks vice president of player personnel Trent Kirchner for their general manager job.

Kirchner got his start with the Seahawks as their assistant director of pro personnel in 2010. The Seahawks seem to have a commitment to Kirchner as they promoted him to his current position at the start of the regular season.

What makes Kirchner an intriguing prospect is he was part of the construction of the Legion of Boom, which produced two Super Bowl appearances in 2013-14, winning one of them spectacularly 43-8 over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. Kirchner has also been a part of an organization that knows how to build around a franchise quarterback.

There has been some sort of accord between the Texans and Seahawks since 2017 when Houston traded left tackle Duane Brown to Seattle. Not only did the Texans deal Jadeveon Clowney to Seattle at the end of preseason in 2019, but Houston also hired Carl Smith, their quarterbacks coach, to be a part of the staff.