Reports indicate that someone with links to coach Bill O’Brien is reportedly already a front-runner for the vacant Houston Texans general manager position.
Nick Caserio, New England Patriots director of player personnel, is considered as the leading candidate for the Texans’ job, even though Houston is continuing to interview candidates according to Mark Berman of FOX 26.
Caserio who has been the Patriots’ director of player personnel since 2008 and served as their director of pro personnel before that, had been named as a potential Texans target early on in the process. In both roles, his tenure overlapped with that of O’Brien, who served on the New England coaching staff from 2007 through 2011.
That job became vacant when the Texans shock the NFL world by firing Brian Gaine after only one year into a five-year contract. Caserio was a top candidate for this same job in 2018, but the Patriots denied the Texans request for an interview, so the Texans settled on Gaine.
McClain reports that the Texans are also interested in former Browns GM Ray Farmer, former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, and former Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie. Farmer is first up on the interview list and is meeting with the Texans this weekend. If the Patriots refuse to let Caserio interview for the job again, one of these three guys will probably get the gig.