And so it begins.
The Houston Texans have requested permission to interview both Eagles coordinators for their head coaching job, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
For a second-straight year, the Texans requested to interview defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon.
This is the first time they’ve requested permission to interview offensive coordinator Shane Steichen.
Although Gannon, 40, reportedly had two strong interviews with the Texans last season, they went with veteran Lovie Smith, who the Texans to a lousy 3-13-1 this year, and Smith was fired Sunday night.
Gannon also interviewed with the Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings for their head coaching openings but returned to the Eagles, leading them to the top ranking in the NFL in yards allowed per play, the top pass defense in the league, and the fourth-highest sack total in NFL history.
According to Rapoport, the Texans have also requested permission to interview 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans and Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero added that the Texans have requested permission to interview Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson.
Steichen, 37, the Eagles’ play caller, didn’t get any head coaching interviews last offseason, but he is a lock to become a head coach in the near future.
The Eagles this year finished second to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in total offense, scoring, first downs, and fourth in third-down efficiency under 24-year-old quarterback Jalen Hurts.
Gannon and Steichen with continue to reveive other openings in the coming days.