The Houston Texans got the head coach they were looking for in DeMeco Ryans on Tuesday.
Their move to get him gives the team hope as they head into their 2023 offseason.
However, the move is getting a very important endorsement from a Texans legend.
Former Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is 100% behind the hiring of Ryans as the team’s new head coach.
.@JJWatt approved ✅ pic.twitter.com/IISAEe84bN
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) February 1, 2023
Watt sees the hiring of Ryans as a great way to “re-energize and reignite” the team’s fanbase.
The excitement in Houston has been gone for some time, but can now return after this hiring.
Ryans and Watt are no strangers to each other, as they were part of an amazing defense in Houston.
During their time together, Watt got to see how Ryans was a leader as part of the Texans defense.
However, the former Texans defensive end also talks about how the new head coach was “one of the best teammates” he’s had during his career.
His history of working with teammates and being a leader in Houston make him the perfect guy for the franchise.
While he didn’t need the endorsement, it means the world to get an endorsement of this caliber from a former NFL teammate.
It also shows the impact that Ryans had during his six years with the Texans as their linebacker.
While Watt might be the most popular player in the franchise’s history, it was Ryans who affected him.
He now can energize the Texans franchise one more time.
However, his impact will come as the team’s new head coach and not as one of their best defensive players.NEXT: DeMeco Ryans Shares A Message To All Texans Fans