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Texans President Jamey Rootes Has Resigned

More evidence of the franchise crumbling from within.

NFL: International Series-Houston Texans Practice Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It was a mere footnote in the ongoing slow motion car crash that has been the Texans’ offseason, but particularly observant fans may recall that Houston Texans president Jamey Rootes—who has been with the franchise since its inception—was allegedly “extremely upset” with the way Cal McNair handled the recent search and hire of a new general manager. Specifically, PFT reported:

Team president Jamey Rootes, though not mentioned by name in Schefter’s story, also is believed to be extremely upset that the work done by [consulting firm] Korn Ferry, with Rootes’ involvement, was thrown overboard. Some believe that it’s just a matter of time before Rootes leaves the Texans; at least one person believes that Rootes already has tried to resign, but that Rootes was persuaded to wait in order to avoid further reinforcement of the perception/reality of disarray within the franchise.

Guess what? Jamey Rootes officially resigned this morning. Rootes tried to spin this decision as having been a long time coming, but it’s difficult to believe that’s the whole truth. The timing of Rootes’ resignation, occurring squarely amidst the increasing downpour of the fecal monsoon that has consumed the Texans since Jack Easterby arrived at NRG Park in April of 2019, is too convenient for this not to be connected to the dysfunction gripping the franchise.

Indeed, it seems far more likely that Rootes’ departure is simply the latest example of the Texans’ express spiral into the seventh circle of NFL hell. I hope you dressed for summer, fellow Texans fans.