Texans request permission to interview Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon for vacant coaching job

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The Texans flirted with Jonathan Gannon a year ago, and the AFC South’s worst franchise is back for a third round.

According to Ian Rapoport, Houston has requested to interview Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon for their vacant head coaching job.

The Texans fired Lovie Smith after one season at the helm.

Houston (3-13-1) will have the No. 2 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft after a 32-31 win over the Colts on Sunday, and the dismissal comes hours after a report that Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon could be a top candidate for the vacancy.

In his first season as defensive coordinator, Gannon’s Eagles’ defense surrendered 5.2 yards per play, tied for the seventh-fewest in the league. The Eagles were tied with the Bears and Panthers for the fifth-fewest takeaways in the NFL with 16.

This season, Gannon’s defense was among the top units in the NFL, finishing No. 1 overall in total defense, No. 1 against the pass, and 8th in the NFL in points allowed.

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Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire