The Houston Texans have an agreement in place to hire Nick Caserio, the Patriots director of player personnel, to be their new general manager, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday night.
In 2019, the Patriots blocked Caserio from interviewing with the Texans, but now Houston got its man, Rapoport added.
Caserio will succeed Bill O’Brien, who was fired early in the 2020 season as the Texans general manager, as well as the head coach.
The 45-year-old Caserio has been a vital part of the Patriots’ past dynastic success. Caserio was with the organization through its six Super Bowl wins in nine appearances, working alongside Bill Belichick for the team’s personnel choices throughout an unprecedented run of success.
Caserio began his days in New England in 2001 as a personnel assistant and has been the team’s director of player personnel since 2008.
The Texans previously interviewed team director of player personnel Matt Bazirgan, Seahawks VP of player personnel Trent Kirchner, Steelers VP of football and business administration Omar Khan and ESPN analyst and former Eagles director of pro personnel Louis Riddick for the vacant GM spot.
Now, the Texans will move on to finding O’Brien’s other successor at head coach.