Apparently, there could be even more change in Houston as Lovie Smith and Nick Caserio might not be on the Texans’ staff come 2023. So, it seems the Texans never want to be a good team again? According to Jay Glazer, Nick Caserio’s job might not be safe. Caserio, the General Manager in Houston since 2021, already seems to be on the way out.
Glazer also indicated that either Lovie Smith, who is in his first year as Houston’s head coach AND Caserio could be gone. This is a weird situation overall, as it’s clear that Houston is in a massive, massive rebuilding phase.
So, last year, they made David Culley a one and done head coach. They also traded Deshaun Watson for a boatload of picks and began signing a ton of low end free agents. They then took Derek Stingley and Kenyon Green at the top of the 2022 NFL Draft.
After a disappointing season, which was expected, Caserio may get the boot after just two seasons and the team could also fire Lovie Smith, who has been dealt quite the unfair hand as the head coach.
As I just mentioned, the team is in a massive rebuilding phase. They aren’t cutting corners here and are truly stripping this thing down to its final layer. Full-scale rebuilds usually take several seasons, and Houston is in good position to take a quarterback, let’s say Bryce Young, in the 2023 NFL Draft.
It would be quite weird to again blow it up. They did that when they traded Deshaun Watson and could do that another year later. Personally, I would find this to be an incredibly baffling and emotion-driven move.
Now, I am not sure truly how good of a GM Caserio is, simply because he’s only been on the job for two years, which is the main issue here. GMs need more than two years to see their product at its peak. It’s not fair to them to give them an incredibly short leash like this.
Firing either Smith or Caserio would be a huge mistake for the Texans.