The Houston Texans operated without a general manager in 2019, with head coach Bill O'Brien performing most of those duties. In 2020, they have made it official -- O'Brien is now head coach and GM, while Jack Easterby has been named Executive Vice President of Football Operations.
"Preparations are underway for the 2020 season and I thought it was important to update titles, roles and responsibilities for Bill O'Brien and Jack Easterby so they more accurately reflect the way we have been operating for the past eight months," said Houston Texans Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Cal McNair in a statement. "I was encouraged by the progress that our team made on the field this year which was due in part to our new structure, operating approach and the leaders within our football operations group. I am proud that we provided our fans with many thrilling victories at home, including a playoff win, and we delivered another double-digit win season."