The Houston Texans have been under a lot of fire recently for their decision to hire New England Patriots’ director of player personnel Nick Caserio as GM, a decision that reportedly angered quarterback Deshaun Watson (who they had previously said they’d consult on their coaching and GM moves). And the criticism for them is now expanding. Former receiver Andre Johnson (seen above with Texans’ owner Cal McNair in 2019), who was initially announced as a consultant on these moves, made a rare Twitter post Tuesday to light the franchise up for the Caserio hire (which reportedly came at the instigation of interim general manager Jack Easterby):
If I’m @deshaunwatson I will stand my ground. The Texans organization is known for wasting players careers. Since Jack Easterby has walk into the building nothing good has happened in/for the organization and for some reason someone can’t seem to see what’s going on. Pathetic!!!
— Andre Johnson (@johnson80) January 12, 2021
Former Texans’ receiver DeAndre Hopkins (now with the Arizona Cardinals) also weighed in in support of Johnson’s comments:
When Dre speak listen. https://t.co/hMdP2rsUJr
— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) January 12, 2021
So that doesn’t look great for the Texans, who are under fire on multiple fronts. We’ll see where they go from here, especially with their head coach hire.
[Andre Johnson on Twitter; photo from Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports]