Report: OC Bobby Slowik returning to Texans after several head coaching interviews

Bobby Slowik will be returning to Houston after all.

Slowik struck a deal with the Texans earlier this week to return as their offensive coordinator next season, according to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer. The deal, which included a significant raise, came after Slowik interviewed with several other teams for head coaching jobs in recent weeks.

Texans quarterbacks coach Jerrod Johnson is set to return in his same role next season, too, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Johnson had drawn interest for open offensive coordinator positions.

Slowik joined the Texans last offseason along with head coach DeMeco Ryans after working as the San Francisco 49ers’ passing game coordinator. The two had worked together on the 49ers’ staff for six seasons before moving to Houston.

Bobby Slowik just wrapped up his first season with the Texans as their offensive coordinator
Bobby Slowik just wrapped up his first season with the Texans as their offensive coordinator. (Troy Taormina/USA Today) (USA TODAY Sports via Reuters Connect / Reuters)

Slowik, 36, shined with the Texans this past season and helped turn the franchise around. They finished 12th in total yards and 13th in points scored in the league this past season, and he helped lead the team to the postseason for the first time since the 2019 season. Rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud worked great with Slowik, too, as he threw for 4,108 yards and had 23 touchdowns with just five interceptions in a historic rookie year.

Slowik drew interest from several teams after the Texans were knocked out of the playoffs, including the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Commanders. With all but the Commanders and Seahawks jobs now accounted for, Slowik is set to return to Houston for another season. Though he’s sure to be a candidate for a head coaching job next year, Slowik has all the pieces in place to keep building in Houston.