The Texans’ GM search will include internal candidates. Texans director of player personnel Matt Bazirgan interviewed for the franchise’s vacant GM post on Tuesday.
This would be a long-shot hire, with Bazirgan having arrived in Houston during Brian Gaine‘s short tenure as GM. But he represented part of Houston’s post-Gaine power structure and had a voice in personnel matters.
Prior to Bazirgan joining the Texans in 2018, he spent nearly 15 years with the Jets. Working his way up to New York’s college scouting director by the end of his tenure, Bazirgan has steadily risen since his 2004 NFL entrance as a scouting assistant.
The Texans fired Bill O’Brien in October and are looking to make their third GM hire since 2018. Rick Smith‘s exit after a 12-year tenure led to Gaine, who barely spent a year on the job. O’Brien’s tenure produced fireworks but will leave his successor without much in the way of draft capital. The Texans have interviewed Louis Riddick for this position and remain interested in Patriots exec Nick Caserio as well, but they are covering their bases with the Bazirgan interview.