I am very familiar with the football career of Josh McCown. He played for 12 NFL teams and was a consummate professional in every way. Coaches and teammates loved him at every stop. McCown has consistently been described as “the ultimate ‘team guy’.”
McCown has my respect and admiration. And I think he will make a helluva good NFL head coach someday if that’s what he wants to do.
By the way, his birthday is the Fourth of July.
But now is not the time. And the Texans are not the franchise.
Houston just unfairly fired a 66-year-old Black head coach with almost four decades of experience as an NFL assistant coach. McCown’s coaching experience is limited to being a high school offensive coordinator, no doubt a very good one.
Multiple news sources are reporting that McCown is now the favorite to be The Man in Houston. I’m not in any way doubting his talent and potential. However, I AM suggesting that there are more currently qualified candidates in the mix, and that becoming the Texans’ coach could destroy HIS coaching career before it ever really starts.
That would be a terribly polarizing hire at every level. It would cleave the locker room, the city of Houston, the fan base and the media, and would further destroy what is left of the franchise’s reputation.
Hiring McCown right now would be a bad thing for the Texans. And it would be an even worse thing for McCown.