Ejiro Evero gets a second interview … but not with the Denver Broncos

Jan 24, 2023, 11:17 AM

Two candidates are a perfect 5-for-5 in teams at least seeking permission to interview them for their vacant head-coaching position. One is San Francisco defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans. The other is Ejiro Evero, who holds that same position with the Broncos.

And now, Evero has reached the second round of interviews with a team — with the Houston Texans.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that news Tuesday morning:

Evero interviewed with the Denver Broncos on Jan. 10, two days after the regular season ended. Along with Ryans, he is one of two Broncos interviewees without prior head-coaching experience.

Atlanta also requested permission to interview Evero for their defensive-coordinator position, but the Broncos denied it. Denver can deny permission for an interview request that is a lateral move from the current position.

Pelissero also reported Tuesday that Houston would bring Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka in for a second interview.

Houston’s decision could be affected by the fact that they have the No. 2 overall pick in a draft that could see two top-5 quarterbacks. Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud and Alabama’s Bryce Young are the most prominent prospects.

The Texans appear likely to take a quarterback after 2021 third-round pick Davis Mills failed to launch last year. Among 40 quarterbacks with at least 140 attempts, Mills ranked 35th in ESPN QBR and 37th in passer rating.

A team that appears to be all-in on developing a rookie QB is likely more inclined to hire an offensive-minded head coach.

But despite that, Evero has a second shot to sell Houston ownership on his plan.



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