Bill O’Brien will serve as GM of Texans in 2020 in addition to head coach
Bill O’Brien led the Houston Texans to the divisional round of the playoffs this season, and the head coach is being rewarded with a promotion of sorts heading into 2020.
The Texans announced on Tuesday that O’Brien will serve as the team’s general manager going forward in addition to head coach.
A statement from Houston Texans Chairman and CEO Cal McNair on title changes for Bill O’Brien (Head Coach and General Manager) and Jack Easterby (Executive Vice President of Football Operations):
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) January 28, 2020
The Texans tried to hire Patriots executive Nick Caserio away from New England for their GM job last year, and there have been indications that Bill Belichick is holding a grudge against O’Brien over it. Caserio’s contract is set to expire soon, so many thought it was only a matter of time before he ended up in Houston. That seems unlikely to happen now.
O’Brien made some questionable decisions in Houston’s meltdown against the Kansas City Chiefs, but he obviously did enough in 2019 to make the team feel confident in his ability to assemble a roster. Time will tell if it was the right move.