On Monday, Texans HC Bill O’Brien told reporters that they plan to keep their current front office structure in place, which does not include a general manager.
“I feel like where we are right now it stays the way it is,” O’Brien said, per Aaron Wilson. “We have a great group of people.”
O’Brien did add that he has yet to meet with Texans owner Cal McNair, per Aaron Reiss.
Back in earlier December, Ian Rapoport reported that the Texans were not planning to hire a general manager for 2020 after the conclusion of this season.
While many believed Houston would take another crack at recruiting Patriots exec Nick Caserio as their future GM once his contract expired with New England this offseason, Rapoport mentioned that their plan is to maintain Houston’s unique organizational structure moving forward.
O’Brien has the final say on personnel matters and works alongside EVP of team development Jack Easterby to run Houston’s football operations. Texans VP of football administration Chris Olsen manages player contracts and the salary cap, while Matt Bazirgan is in charge of player personnel.
Houston reportedly identified Caserio last offseason as their prime target for general manager after firing Brian Gaine. However, the team dropped its pursuit of Caserio after New England filed tampering charges.
The Texans interviewed a few other candidates, but ultimately elected to go into 2019 without a general manager.
We’ll have more regarding the Texans as the news is available.