Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase (1) runs through a drill with wide receivers coach Troy Walters during a training camp practice at the Paycor Stadium practice fields in downtown Cincinnati on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp
Houston Texans request interview with Troy Walters for offensive coordinator
The Houston Texans have requested to interview Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers coach Troy Walters to be their offensive coordinator.
Tuesday has been full of buzz surrounding the Houston Texans, as the team announced its decision to hire former star linebacker DeMeco Ryans as its new head coach. The work doesn’t end there, however.
Tuesday, the team requested to interview Bengals wide receivers coach Troy Walters for offensive coordinator, according to a report from NFL insider Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports.
Walters, 46, attended A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, TX, where he was a Texas Magazine first-team receiver. He attended Stanford, where he became a first-team All-American and won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top wide receiver.
A fifth round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2000, Walters played eight seasons in the NFL for Minnesota, Detroit, Arizona, and Indianapolis.
Walters began his coaching career in 2009 as the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and wide receivers coach at Indiana State for one season. He spent the next two years coaching wide receivers at Texas A&M. After his time at A&M, Walters would coach for NC State and Colorado before joining Scott Frost’s staff at UCF. While at Central Florida, Walters was a finalist for the Broyles Award, presented to the nation’s top assistant coach.
Walters left UCF with Frost to go to Nebraska, where he was the Cornhuskers’ wide receivers coach two seasons.
Walters made the jump to the NFL in 2020, becoming the assistant wide receivers coach for the Cincinnati Bengals. He was promoted to wide receivers coach the following season.
Walters has worked with some of the best wide receivers in the NFL with the Bengals. He worked with Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd in the league’s fifth-best passing offense in 2022. Chase and Higgins have each exceeded 1,000 yards receiving in both of the past two seasons.