Jonathan Gannon is getting another look in Houston. The Texans are hosting the Eagles defensive coordinator on his second visit today, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport (via Twitter).
This is the second finalist to emerge for the Texans HC vacancy, with QB Josh McCown also getting a second interview. Rapoport notes that other names could emerge as finalists. Meanwhile, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com tweets that Gannon is a strong candidate for the gig, with the reporter citing the coach’s connections to Texans GM Nick Caserio.
Gannon has spent 15 years as a coach and scout. Following a three-year stint as the Colts defensive backs coach, he was hired as the Eagles defensive coordinator last offseason. During his first season in the role, the Eagles defense ranked top-10 in yards allowed, with Philly’s rush defense showing particular promise.
The 39-year-old has been a popular name on the coaching circuit this offseason. Gannon was also connected to jobs with the Broncos and Vikings.