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The Houston Texans are zeroing in on their new head coach, and a former NFL quarterback is getting the first opportunity to showcase why he deserves the job. Per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo, the Texans will interview Josh McCown again for their vacant head coaching position -- the first-known interview with a candidate for a second time. McCown is "all-in" on becoming the Texans head coach, unlike when he interviewed last year and wasn't ready to commit to the job

McCown was on the Texans' short list of reported interviews for their head coaching vacancy, joining former Dolphins coach Brian Flores, Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon and Florida Atlantic University assistant Hines Ward. Gannon had interviews for the Broncos job (which went to Nathaniel Hackett) and the Vikings (yet to be filled). Flores has interviewed for the Giants and Bears job (which went to Matt Eberflus), and the Saints also plan to interview him. McCown is viewed as a serious candidate for the Texans job, per Pelissero. 

McCown's only official coaching experience came in 2019, when he served as QBs coach for his son's Myers Park High School team in North Carolina -- a role he held while employed by the Eagles as Carson Wentz's backup. Long lauded for his mentoring as a veteran reserve, he's been linked to several high-profile openings since then.

The Eagles considered interviewing McCown for their own head coaching vacancy prior to hiring Nick Sirianni in 2021, per CBS Sports insider Jason La Canfora, and offered him an assistant role before signing him to their practice squad in 2020. The Texans, meanwhile, who claimed the QB off the Eagles' practice squad in November 2020, interviewed him for their top job before hiring David Culley last offseason. McCown wasn't ready to commit to the job at the time, NFL Media reports, unlike this offseason.

Originally a third-round draft pick of the Cardinals in 2002, McCown spent almost two decades playing in the NFL, though he isn't yet officially retired, suiting up for 12 different teams over the course of his career. He started 22 games for Arizona before becoming a journeyman backup, most notably logging successful stints off the bench for the Bears (2013), Browns (2015) and Jets (2017). His last game action came in the Eagles' 2019 wild card loss to the Seahawks, when McCown replaced an injured Wentz.