By Tristan Henry — February 1, 2023 at 12:30 a.m.
Houston recovers one of the most coveted profiles.
It had been anticipated for several days, it is now official. ESPN and NFL Network announced on Tuesday that DeMeco Ryans, who until then served as the 49ers’ defensive coordinator, is the Texans’ new head coach. The information has been confirmed by the franchise. He signs a six-year contract and will have the difficult task of reviving a franchise sunk in the doldrums.
Linebacker with the Texans from 2006 to 2011, Ryans finds a franchise he knows well and who had drafted him when he arrived in the NFL. Houston’s new coach took the time to issue a statement thanking the 49ers for picking up a compensatory third-round draft pick.
“I’d like to thank the San Francisco 49ers, Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch for six incredible seasons that I’ve grown as a coach and as a man,” Ryans said.