What do the Texans still owe David Culley after firing him as coach?

By Mark Lane

The Houston Texans made a move at coach and fired David Culley on Thursday.

The move comes after Houston finished 4-13, tallying their second consecutive season of double-digit losses since 2005-06. Those two seasons were the last of the Dom Capers era and first of the Gary Kubiak age. Culley’s lone season completes a two-year sojourn away from the postseason that began with Bill O’Brien’s firing after an 0-4 start in 2020.

Culley originally signed a five-year contract with the Texans in January 2021 to be their fourth full-time coach in team history. With the Texans getting rid of Culley after a year, what do they still owe the 66-year-old?

According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Texans still owe Culley $17 million over the next three years. In total, Culley gets $22 million for leading the Texans to a 4-13 record in 2021.

The contract is one that the organization will hang on general manager Nick Caserio, who needs to make sure his second coaching hire generates more wins and completes the rebuild.


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