Houston is looking for a young coach to grow with a young team, and Brown fits the mold. pic.twitter.com/xNIZgPx7Bu
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 12, 2023
The Texans have prioritized finding a younger head coach to “grow with a young team,” per Pelissero.
Brown, who spent three years as a player in the NFL after being selected in the sixth round of the 2008 draft, is only 36 years old. He’s been with Sean McVay and the Rams since the 2020 season, first serving as running backs coach before adding the assistant head coach title in 2021 and eventually moving to tight ends in 2022.
Brown was the running backs coach and assistant head coach when the Rams won the Super Bowl last season.
The Texans have fired coaches in back-to-back seasons. David Culley was out after one season in 2021, and Lovie Smith lasted only one season in Houston after going 3-13-1 in 2022. Combined, Houston is 7-26-1 over the last two years.
The next head coaching hire will be the sixth in Texans history. Counting interim coaches, the Texans have had seven total since becoming a franchise in 2002.