Patriots Executive Nick Caserio Addresses Drama with Texans, Future in New England


(WEEI) - One of the biggest storylines this offseason with the Patriots was the drama with Nick Caserio and the Texans.

Houston approached him for its vacant GM position, but the Patriots filed tampering charges. They were dropped fairly quickly and the two sides moved on, but with Houston not hiring a GM for this season and Caserio's contract reportedly up after this season, there's still thought Caserio will leave for Houston following the year.

The Patriots director of personnel addressed the matter Saturday (sort of).

“I would say I am pretty honored and privileged to be in the position I am in and work for the organization," he said. "It is a great organization with a lot of great people. I am thankful for the opportunity I have each day to come to work and come into this building. We have a lot of great people. I am fortunate and honored to work with Bill (Belichick) on a day-to-day basis and a lot of other people in this building. My job is really just to serve the people that are in this building and we have a lot of great people. My focus is to do the best that I can every day to be the best version of myself for this team and this organization and that is what the focus is.”

This is the second time Caserio has been blocked from interviewing with the Texans, as it happened before in January of 2018.

“I love being here and right now we are focused on trying to get the team ready for the season," Caserio said when asked about that. "I am happy to be here and I love what I do on a day-to-day basis.”

As for the future and if he wants to be a GM with sole decision-making power, he didn't want to get into it.

“I would say I am not really focused on the hypotheticals," Caserio said. "I am focused on today. Honestly, I am really focused on being the best version of myself each and every day. Honestly, for me, you guys see me after practice, I try and be the best husband and the best father to my kids and I get more joy out of that than anything else. Ultimately, that is going to matter more than anything else. I am blessed to be here and I enjoy every day. Each day is a new opportunity to improve and get better and that is what I am focused on doing."