Texans Might Keep Interim Head Coach Romeo Crennel for 2021

Romeo Crennel with Houston Texans in 2018. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/Shutterstock (9890382y)

Houston Texans’ current interim head coach Romeo Crennel might keep the job on full-basis in 2021 according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport reported on Sunday that there is increasing support for Crennel inside the Texans’ building and that the organization is thinking about giving him another season at the helm. Crennel, who started the season as Houston’s defensive coordinator, stepped in after the team fired Bill O’Brien.

As Rapoport points out, having Crennel as the head coach in 2021 would provide the franchise with some badly-needed stability. They could also have more time to evaluate long-term solutions and think of a strategy for the future without racing with time to fill out the position.

Romeo Crennel has been a longtime assistant in the league, getting his first NFL job in 1981 as special teams coach with NY Giants. He served with several different franchises in various roles since then, while also holding two head-coaching jobs.

Crennel has been Cleveland Browns’ head coach between 2005 and 2008, having one winning season but failing to make the playoffs. He also spent 2012 with Kansas City Chiefs, posting a 2-14 record.