Patriots Extend Director of Player Personnel Nick Caserio

After months of speculation surrounding Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio, it appears the well-regarded executive will be staying in New England for some time. Per Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, the Patriots and Caserio agreed to a multi-year extension earlier today.

Caserio has been the center of rumors for some time. As head coach Bill Belichick‘s right-hand man, many teams have at least made overtures at poaching Caserio to run their player operations. Prior to the hiring of John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan with the 49ers, San Francisco reportedly was targetting Caserio to work alongside longtime Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. This past offseason, a different former New England assistant, Bill O’Brien, tried to bring Caserio to Houston to help him run the Texans player operations.

Instead, the Patriots filed a tampering charge against the Texans. It appeared to just pause Caserio’s shift. With his contract set to expire at the end of this season, it seemed logical that he would move to Houston as soon as this season ended. However, things have changed. Houston plans to move forward with O’Brien in charge of both player personnel and coaching and Caserio will be staying in New England.

With some major franchise decisions looming for the Pats, Caserio’s familiarity with the organization will surely be appreciated by a group that has to decide whether or not they want to continue with Tom Brady at quarterback and, if they retain him, must decide who his successor will be.

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  1. traderumors

    Hey at least now there’s one person in Foxboro that’s planning on staying.

  2. bradthebluefish

    Smart to not go to Houston only to find Bill O’Brien not like your GM work after a couple years.

  3. GMB 883

    Smart to get a lot of $ to stay and let Belichick take the blame for any personnel decisions that don’t work out. Caserio does some coaching, he’s a arm during camp throwing footballs, he does player personal and he wears a headset on game day and gives ideas/feedback to McDanials. What doesn’t he do?

      • Berger

        This may be the most important/significant signing of the entire off season.
        No matter what Brady decides the Patriots are headed for major changes to their team player personnel and makeup. Nick has proven over the years that his role is directly tied to the Patriots success.

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