NFL Head Coaches, Ranked from Worst to Best

31. David Culley, Houston Texans

The Texans are mired by controversy and uncertainty with the future of their franchise QB, Deshaun Watson, up in the air. It remains unlikely that they’ll contend for a playoff spot in 2021 — even if Watson lines up under center for the team he has requested a trade from. Houston went 5-11 last year, and that was with a marvelous season from Watson. The team is clearly unsure about the fate of their quarterback. Down multiple picks due to trades, the Texans used their first draft selection in 2021 (Round 3, Pick 67) on a QB — Stanford’s Davis Mills.

New head coach David Culley has now been given the short end of the straw. Management failed to improve the roster — and even let WR Will Fuller IV walk to the Dolphins. Culley, 65, is the oldest first-time head coach in NFL history. He boasts an extensive coaching background which dates back to 1978, but was most recently serving as the passing game coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens. Culley was on board when Ravens QB Lamar Jackson led the league in passing touchdowns in 2019.

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