Houston Texans President Jamey Rootes has resigned

HOUSTON – Texas President Jamey Rootes has left the team, it was announced on Wednesday.

“The past two decades have been an amazing blessing to me and my family, and I have [McNair family] thank you for it, “said Rootes in a statement.” I have been honored to serve you in this capacity for as long as I have done. “

Rootes, who had been with the organization for more than 20 years, was “responsible for all of the club’s business functions,” according to the team’s website.

“We sincerely appreciate Jamey’s multiple contributions to the Texans franchise during his tenure and look forward to his success in his new ventures,” said Cal McNair, chairman and CEO of Texans, in a statement. “We will now build on that foundation and stand bravely and steadfastly to win championships, create memorable experiences for our fans and do great things for Houston.”

The Texans are in the middle of an organizational overhaul that began when McNair fired head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien in October. In that off-season he was replaced by general manager Nick Caserio and head coach David Culley.

These changes to the organization came after the quarterback Deshaun Watson had said at the end of the season that Texans “have no real foundation” and need a “whole culture change”.

Although Watson has requested a trade, the Texans appear to be trying to allay those concerns.

In his introductory press conference, Caserio was asked how Texan culture could be improved.

“We look to the future,” said Caserio. “We’re trying to build. So we’re going to take stock of what we have on site. We’re going to spend time with the staff, talk to them and figure out how we’re going to construct this. I wasn’t here for that, but I understand for what happened.

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“But our responsibility is to move forward because every year everyone starts over on the same platform, right? So we’re starting over, right? We’re starting our process to build the list of Houston Texans in 2021 and become that.” we do. “

Last week, the Texans fired the director of football administration, Kevin Krajcovic, equipment manager Mike Parson, and the vice president of football operations, Doug West.

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