The first player to be interviewed for the Houston Texans is my friend and former Browns GM Ray Farmer, according to Ian Rapoport.
Farmer was Cleveland’s general manager in 2014 and 2015, and the team went 10-22 during his tenure. He was fired on Jan. 3, 2016. Many dogged him for drafting Johnny Manziel, but that was not his call, even though he took the blame for it. This would help the Texans knock out the Rooney Rule, and would be interesting to see. I hope he gets the job.
Before joining Cleveland, Farmer was the Kansas City Chiefs’ director of pro personnel from 2006 to 2012 and an Atlanta Falcons scout from 2002 to 2005. He joined Cleveland as its assistant general manager in 2013.
Farmer is a great person overall, and I hope he does well in the interview. He can evaluate talent, and is a solid CEO.