Another important member of the Houston Texans organization just parted ways with the team even as they continue to deal with trade rumors surrounding quarterback Deshaun Watson. Texans president Jamey Rootes resigned from his position with the team on Wednesday, the team announced.
ESPN's Adam Schefter offered up context:
Last week the Texans dismissed director of football administration Kevin Kracjcovic and equipment manager Mike Parson and his staff, amongst others. The organization is being remade and many around the league, including people there, are wondering if it is for the better. https://t.co/BtCPHCRmtN
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 10, 2021
The 54-year old was hired by late Texans owner Bob McNair and had worked for more than 20 years with the team, with his work focusing on the franchise’s business and administrative areas.
The Texans released this statement on the move:
“We sincerely appreciate Jamey's multiple contributions to the Texans franchise over his tenure and look forward to seeing him succeed in his new ventures,” Texans Chair and CEO Cal McNair said in a statement. “We will now build upon this foundation and move forward with a bold and unwavering commitment to winning championships, creating memorable experiences for our fans, and doing great things for Houston.”
Rootes is the latest high-ranking member of the front office to resign as the Texans continue to experience changes. The team also previously fired VP of Communications Amy Palcic, equipment manager Mike Parsons, and director of football administration Kevin Krajcovic. Meanwhile, among the team’s new hires are general manager Nick Caserio and head coach David Culley.
ProFootballTalk reports Rootes’ desire to step down from his position stems from the Texans’ search for a new GM because the organization’s search committee’s work in the hiring process was apparently ignored, but he was told to wait before resigning. The executive’s resignation is the latest turnover in the organization, all while their franchise quarterback wants to play for another team.