Coach Bill O’Brien is staying in Houston for the 2017 season. The same can’t be said for offensive coordinator George Godsey.
The Texans and Godsey have mutually agreed to part ways, the team announced Monday.
“I’m grateful for the tireless work ethic and contributions George has made to our team over the last three years,” O’Brien said in a statement released by the Texans. “I wish him nothing but the best in the future.”
Earlier in the day, O’Brien told reporters that he would “evaluate everything” related to his disappointing offense.
Godsey began the 2016 season as Houston’s primary play-caller, only to have to those duties stripped by O’Brien back in Week 4.
The Texans went on to finish the regular season with the fewest touchdowns (25) by a playoff team in a non-strike season since the NFL season expanded to 16 games in 1978.
Godsey will take the fall for O’Brien and general manager Rick Smith after free-agent acquisition Brock Osweiler turned out to be a $72 million boondoggle in his debut season with the Texans.