On Tuesday afternoon, Lovie Smith was introduced as the newest head coach of the Houston Texans.
During his introductory press conference, Smith revealed that retaining Pep Hamilton on his staff was a “must.” Hamilton interviewed with several teams for their offensive coordinators vacancies, but ultimately decided to return to the Texans.
Hamilton has been around the NFL since 2003, spending time with the Bears, Browns, Chargers, Colts, 49ers, Jets and Texans.
For the majority of his career, Hamilton has been a passing game coordinator or quarterbacks coach. Now, he’ll get the chance to lead an NFL offense.
“I’ve known Pep Hamilton for a long time,” Smith told reporters. “I’ve tried to hire him before, but this feels like a perfect time for him to lead our offense.”
#WeAreTexans HC Lovie Smith: “I’ve known Pep Hamilton for a long time. I’ve tried to hire him before, but this feels like a perfect time for him to lead our offense.”
Hamilton is now the Texans OC for the 2022 season. He had interviews with multiple teams this offseason.
— Cole Thompson (@MrColeThompson) February 8, 2022
Hamilton will be tasked with leading an offense that scored just 16.5 points per game, the third-lowest mark in the NFL this season.
If the Texans want to have success on offense in 2022, they’ll need to add a few playmakers to their roster through free agency and the draft.
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