Texans complete interview with Panthers OC Joe Brady

Mark Lane
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The Houston Texans are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to finding their fourth full-time coach in franchise history.

The team announced Tuesday they had met with Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady and interviewed him for the coaching position.

Brady is one of the youngest, brightest, offensive minds in the game. The 31-year-old came to prominence in 2019 as the passing game coordinator for the LSU Tigers, who won a national championship. Quarterback Joe Burrow took home the Heisman Trophy and the Cincinnati Bengals selected him with the first overall pick in in the 2020 NFL Draft. Though Burrow is a talent in his own right, coupled with Brady’s concepts, the Bayou Bengals’ offense was able to explode as LSU was unstoppable en route to completing an undefeated season.

If there is one knock on Brady, it is his lack of experience. Brady has never been a head football coach at any level since graduating from William & Mary in 2012. The Texans would be turning the keys over to a rookie coach, and pay a price for his on-the-job training.

As the Panthers’ offensive coordinator, Brady helped Carolina finish with 350 points (24th) and 5.6 yards per play (17th) — feats worth highlighting given that he only had running back Christian McCaffrey to work with for three games.