Let’s go back to 2019. Do you remember then? Jack Easterby went to a cocktail party with his ex-Patriots pals and buddies to remember the good times. Easterby had a little chat with Nick Caserio, New England’s Director of Player Personnel.. Shortly thereafter, the Texans fired their general manager, Brian Gaine, and attempted to yank Caserio out of New England, only for the Patriots to allege (falsely) that a clause in Caserio’s contract prohibited him from being poached. The New England Patriots filed tampering charges against the Texans. The Texans stopped trying to hire Caserio. Then Bill O’Brien and Jack Easterby went to work to ruin our favorite football team while Caserio signed a contract extension with the Patriots.
Most of the traumatic things from this time period—trading the future to acquire Laremy Tunsil, trading Jadeveon Clowney to the Seahawks for loose change under the couch, trading DeAndre Hopkins for an old, expensive running back and a second round pick—all of this can be pointed back to that series of events during that fateful summer.
The Texans were supposed to rebuild and start anew after torching Bill O’Brien after Week Four. They just did the opposite of that. They went back to the old well. After formally interviewing him yesterday, the Texans hired Nick Caserio to be the next general manager of the Houston Texans.
Texans reach agreement with Patriots' Nick Caserio to be new GM:https://t.co/Qv2NZg7TUU— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 6, 2021
No one knows if Caserio is a good hire, who he is, or what he can accomplish. No one knows the job he will do in a role he’s never had before. All we do know is he’s tied to the Patriots, whose tree has only yielded fruit that has rotted other franchises.
With this move done, the Texans will look to hire a new head coach. That was always the idea. Get the general manager. Then get the head coach.
Hopefully it isn’t Jerod Mayo, Josh McDaniels, or another New England cretin.