While the Houston Texans were linked to Patriots executive Nick Caserio for most of the last offseason, that deal fell through. Although there were rumors that Houston was hoping to hire him after the next NFL Draft, Ian Rapoport is now reporting that the Texans do not plan on pursuing Caserio, or any GM, in 2020.
From this morning… The #Texans don’t intend to hire a GM following the season… https://t.co/MqaZWzWtzk
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 1, 2019
Under their current structure, head coach Bill O’Brien and executive vice president of team development Jack Easterby work together on football operations, with O’Brien having the final say. Vice President of Football Administration Chris Olsen handles contracts and salary cap matters, while Matt Bazirgan is in charge of player personnel.
Prior to the season, the team made several trades that reshaped the roster and given this team their identity. Duke Johnson and Carlos Hyde have been a formidable duo in the backfield, complimenting Deshaun Watson. They added more protection for Watson in the form of left tackle Laremy Tunsil and another weapon by the name of Kenny Stills.
The organization appears to be comfortable with the way their front office is set up, and it has worked for them so far. The Texans are currently 7-4 and atop the NFC South. They are set to take on the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football.