The New England Patriots appear to have lost their top personnel executive.
The Houston Texans have “zeroed in” on Nick Caserio as their next general manager, according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
Caserio interviewed for the position Tuesday morning. Reports surfaced Tuesday evening that the Caserio-Texans connection had “real promise” before taking another step toward validity Tuesday night.
Those around the Patriots reacted to the news on Twitter with a common theme, noting how Caserio’s departure presents a void in New England.
Here’s what some had to say:
Caserio played a crucial role in helping build the second half of the Patriots’ two-decade dynasty. He joined the organization in 2001 and had served as the team’s director of player personnel, Bill Belichick’s right-hand man, from 2008 through 2020. He was the wide receivers coach in New England in 2007, as well.