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The Houston Texans’ decision to fire general manager Brian Gaine back in June threw the football world for a loop. It came after less than two seasons in that role and less than two months following the 2019 NFL Draft.

A move of this ilk so late in the offseason raised questions about Houston’s front office plan. It had previously shown interest in Patriots front office head Nick Caserio before a tampering claim put an end to that.

Now, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Texans will not hire a general manager for the 2019 season. Instead, duties will be divided up between a number of current personnel guys.



This is about as crazy as it gets. Fielding a likely playoff team, the Texans are going to operate without a general manager. That’s a bold strategy.

Despite their on-field success, the Texans’ organization has come under fire recently. This is unlikely to put an end to that.