Adam Schefter Believes Houston Texans’ President Jamey Roots Resignation Reflects State of the Franchise

Published 02/11/2021, 12:30 PM EST
Jan 3, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


The Houston Texans organization is in disarray at the moment. Over the past few weeks, they appointed a new general manager in Nick Caserio. That decision has sparked a litany of problems. The biggest of which is star quarterback Deshaun Watson falling out with the franchise and demanding a trade out of the franchise. And now, they have lost another member of the organization.

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Jamey Roots, president of the Houston Texans announced his resignation from the organization. NFL analyst Adam Schefter weighed in on the resignation. He noted that this departure is just another indictment of the state of the Houston Texans franchise. They are in a completely disorganized state at the moment and struggling to keep things going smoothly.

Dec 27, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) rolls out of the pocket against the Cincinnati Bengals during the third quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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“There are people in that organization in and around the league who have questions about the direction of that franchise. Jamey Roots clearly was one of them. He was part of the search process that basically blacked him out and discounted and ignored the words of the search firm that the organization paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for.” 

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Schefter noted that it could be the decision to hire Nick Caserio that drove Roots to hand in his resignation. Roots has been part of the franchise for several years now, but he no longer wants to work with them anymore. He added that Roots’ feelings are not unfamiliar to many members of the Texans organization, along with the rest of the NFL who do not want to associate with them.

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“And in the end, (they) picked Nick Caserio. Ultimately, after 20 years with the organization in which he made all their big business decisions, he decided to resign from his post which I think is a reflection of the way that some people in that organization and some people around the league view that spot right now.”

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Can the Houston Texans rescue their organization? Right now, nothing is guaranteed, and the organization must do everything in its power to be able to fix its issues. Perhaps it is too late to convince Deshaun Watson to stay, but they must try to see what they can salvage from the trade they make for him.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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