According to sources from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Houston Texans have found their new General Manager in Nick Caserio.
The 45-year-old Caserio has been Director of Player Personell at the New England Patriots since 2008 and works together with head coach Bill Belichick as the highest-ranking employee in the HR department. Since Caserio took on this role, the Patriots have brought three Super Bowl titles to New England.
After the dismissal of the former general manager Bill O’Brien, the Texans dealt with Nick Caserio for the second time. As early as 2019, after General Manager Brian Gain was fired, Caserio was considered a possible successor and invited to interviews. After the Patriots filed tampering * fees at the time, Houston Texans CEO Cal McNair canceled further talks. Instead, the decision was made in Houston against the employment of a general manager and in favor of more decision-making power from the then head coach Bill O’Brien, who was appointed as the new general manager only a short time later.
As General Manager, O’Brien made sensational roster moves that changed the franchise forever. So he signed OT Laremy Tunsil and WR Kenny Stills in a double pack from the Miami Dolphins and in return sent two first-round and one second-round draft picks to Miami. On the same day he gave the dominant defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to the Seattle Seahawks. After the 2019 season, O’Brien also traded the all-pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals and received running back David Johnson and a second-round draft pick in return.
In addition to Nick Caserio, ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, Seatte Seahawks’ Vice President of Player Personnel Trent Kirchner, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Vice President of Football and Business Administration Omar Khan and Houston Texans’ own Director of Player Personnel Matt Bazirgan were invited to interview.
* The NFL definition of “tampering” should be understood as follows. As used in the National Football League, the term ‘tampering’ refers to interference by a club in the relationship between employer and employee of another club, or an attempt by a club to improperly induce a person into employment with that club or look at the NFL. “