We here at nickcaserio.com are pleased to add another notch to our collective bedposts as we continue to chronicle everything that’s happened concerning our namesake, no matter how tangentially, since the randomly chosen and totally coincidental date of June 7, 2019.
The Patriots are squatting on Nick Caserio, but he reportedly wants out of New England https://t.co/vqkqnn1N92— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 17, 2019
The basis for PFT’s tweet is today’s article by the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin, which unabashedly declares “Nick Caserio wants out of New England” and “[s]pecifically, he wants that Texans job.” I reckon this is something many Texans fans thought, but the fact that it’s coming from a member of the Boston media is somewhat noteworthy.
If Caserio truly does want to become the general manager of your Houston Texans, and if Caserio’s contract does expire at the conclusion of the 2020 NFL Draft, and if the Texans have signaled they’re willing to hold the GM position vacant for Caserio by splitting the GM duties among current employees during the 2019 season, wouldn’t it make sense for the Patriots to get some sort of asset from the Texans before Caserio leaves, presumably for nothing, in less than a year? Is a trade for Caserio still a possibility?
Or does it make more sense for the Patriots to hang on to Caserio for the final year of his contract, make a run at yet another Lombardi Trophy, and see whether he still wants to go to Houston in ten months? After all, a lot could change at NRG Park between now and then, especially if the Texans post a disappointing record in 2019.
How do you see this ending? Or perhaps more to the point, do you ever see this ending? Will we ever be able to write or discuss anything else on this website that doesn’t include the keywords “Nick” and “Caserio”?