Having gone without an offensive coordinator during Bill O’Brien‘s first year in Houston, the Texans will officially name someone to the position for the 2015 season. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle (via Twitter), quarterbacks coach George Godsey will get a promotion, receiving the OC title from the club. Godsey and O’Brien served as the Texans’ de facto offensive coordinators in 2014.
O’Brien brought Godsey over with him to Houston from New England when he was hired as the Texans’ head coach in 2014. Before he was named the team’s QBs coach last year, Godsey was an offensive assistant and tight ends coach for the Patriots.
Incredibly, Godsey will become the 15th new offensive coordinator in the NFL this offseason, meaning nearly half the teams in the league have made changes at the position. Of those 15 new OCs, five – including Godsey – have been in-house promotions rather than outside hires.
Our full recap of 2015’s major coaching changes can be found right here.