Texans interviewing Josh McCown shows Jack Easterby’s real power

The Texans actually have interviewed McCown for the same job twice in less than 12 months, talking to him about the job last January before they hired David Culley for the gig.

By all accounts, McCown is a great guy, who was an even better teammate during his 17-year career spent mostly as a backup quarterback. The Texans added him to their roster as a third-string quarterback late in the 2020 season at a time when Easterby was serving as the interim general manager, and he reportedly showed great leadership despite never seeing the field and was well-respected in the locker room.

All that sounds like the 42-year-old McCown would be a great addition to any coaching staff. Maybe as a quarterbacks coach. Or, since he’s never coached aside from a brief period as a volunteer assistant on his son’s high school team, maybe just an offensive quality control coach.

NFL head coach? Already? That’s laughable, and the Texans actually know it. According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, the team is hoping another franchise will give McCown an interview – he’s never interviewed for a head coaching position besides his two talks with the Texans – to make him seem like a hot commodity if the Texans do decide to hire him.

So, why are the Texans the only team interviewing McCown? Two words: Jack Easterby.

Caserio said the situation with Easterby is “probably not as bad as everybody makes…

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