Bill O'Brien returning to Texans is best for DeShaun Watson

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O'Brien's future with the team has been in question as the Texans (4-11) enter Sunday's season finale against the host Indianapolis Colts (3-12).

"I am eternally grateful to the McNair family for their unwavering support during this trying time", Smith said in a statement Sunday. "I remain committed to our quest to bring a championship to the city of Houston, yet my family needs me now and they are my priority".

Rick and Tiffany Smith have been in Houston for more than a decade, and she has helped raise their three children.

Smith has been tending to his wife throughout this season while she has undergone treatment in Arizona.

Well, despite everything that happened in the Texans' insane 2016 season, they made the playoffs and won a playoff game with Osweiler, so O'Brien was retained.




Information from ESPN's Sarah Barshop was used in this report.

Dec 17, 2017; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien looks on in the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at EverBank Field.

The great news is, Watson will have O'Brien, whom he prefers, coaching him next year. I have a boss, and he controls that.

But middle ground between the coach and GM seem so far apart reports the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson, that one or the other likely will be gone before next season. He also would come with Bill Belichick's approval from his days on the Patriots staff. O'Brien is 31-32 in four seasons.

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