As the football-watching world continues to wait for Mike Shanahan to be announced as the next head coach of the Redskins, some think that Shanahan is still waiting for a team from Texas to join the bidding.
Per a league source, there’s a belief in some league circles that Shanahan secretly covets the Texans’ head-coaching job.
Adam Schefter of ESPN recently reported that Shanahan wouldn’t want the Texans job, because it’s currently held by former Shanahan lieutenant Gary Kubiak.
But if/when Kubiak is fired, that could change. Quickly.
In Houston, Shanahan would be reunited with his son, Kyle, who currently works as Houston’s offensive coordinator. Mike Shanahan also would be working again with Texans G.M. Rick Smith, who was a member of Shanahan’s coaching staff in Denver before heading to the team’s front office.
Of course, Smith would have to give up final say over the roster in order to land Shanahan. But if the options for Smith are a back seat to Shanahan or no seat at all, Smith might be willing to give up the ability to trump the head coach.