Texans Name Bill O'Brien General Manager, Promote Jack Easterby

O'Brien is the GM and Jack Easterby has been elevated to executive vice president of football operations

Brandon Scott
January 28, 2020 - 2:55 pm

It's official. 

Bill O'Brien is the Houston Texans head coach and general manager. 

O'Brien had been operating in this role since the Texans fired Brian Gaine last June, but had not yet been given the official title.

Instead, O'Brien described general manager role as a team effort. Team CEO Cal McNair famously referred to it as a "flat organizational structure."

Now, O'Brien is the GM and Jack Easterby has been elevated to executive vice president of football operations.

John McClain reported neither is getting a contract extension or more money.

“Preparations are underway for the 2020 season and I thought it was important to update titles, roles and responsibilities for Bill O’Brien and Jack Easterby so they more accurately reflect the way we have been operating for the past eight months,” McNair said in a statement released by the team. “I was encouraged by the progress that our team made on the field this year which was due in part to our new structure, operating approach and the leaders within our football operations group. I am proud that we provided our fans with many thrilling victories at home, including a playoff win, and we delivered another double-digit win season. Our fans deserve that, but now it is time for the organization to get back to work toward our pursuit of a world championship for the city of Houston.”

The Texans have made other changes to its organizational structure this offseason. 

They just fired director of player engagement J.J. Moses after just two seasons.

Also fired is assistant strength and conditioning coach/performance therapist Billy Voltaire, assistant strength coach Jason George, executive assistant for football administration Eva Graham and pro and college scouting administrative assistant Amber Davies, according to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson.

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