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Texans Hire Jerrod Johnson as Coach - Pep Hamilton OUT

With the hiring of Jerrod Johnson as quarterbacks coach, the Houston Texans have officially moved on from Pep Hamilton.

HOUSTON — Houston Texans coach DeMeco Ryans is putting together an impressive staff.

The Texans have hired Jerrod Johnson as quarterbacks coach, as first reported by NFL Network. Johnson is coming to the Texans after one season as an assistant quarterbacks coach of the Minnesota Vikings during the 2022 campaign.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins had one of his best seasons working alongside Johnson. While leading the Vikings to a 13-4 record, Cousins completed 65.9 percent of his passes for 4,547 yards, 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. 

Johnson's hiring comes the same day as the hiring of Bobby Slowik as offensive coordinator Sunday morning. Houston also hired Klint Kubiak as run game coordinator.

Johnson, 34, is a Houston native and former Texas A&M and NFL quarterback.

With the hiring of Johnson and Slowik, the Texans have officially moved on from Pep Hamilton. 

Hamilton served as Houston's offensive coordinator after taking over for Tim Kelly in 2022. He was elevated from quarterback's coach under former coach Lovie Smith.

The Texans' offense made no statistical improvements under Hamilton. They finished 31st in total yardages (4,820), rushing (86.8) and 25th in passing (196.7) during the 2022 campaign. 

Hamilton's ouster from Houston ended his second stint as an offensive coordinator. His first came in 2013 by the Indianapolis Colts. He spent three seasons with the Colts before his firing in 2015.

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