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Power Outage: Is Jack Easterby About Done with Houston Texans?

John McClain speculated that this might be Easterby's final season with the Texans.

To say Jack Easterby's time with the Houston Texans has been a roller-coaster would be underselling just how up-and-down his tenure has been. 

And now it seems the roller-coaster might be heading downward.

Since joining the organization in 2019, Easterby saw his involvement with the team increase more quickly than anybody likely anticipated. 

He was hired as the VP of team development before being promoted to executive vice president of football operations in January of 2020. While he would become the Texans' interim general manager after the firing of Bill O'Brien, he had become involved in contract negotiations for the 2020 season before that happened. 

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In January of 2021, the Texans would hire New England Patriots exec Nick Caserio as the GM, seemingly leading to a decline in influence for Easterby

With the hire of Caserio, John McClain, a retired sportswriter in the Houston area, believes that 2022 will be Easterby's last season with the Texans. 

“I think Jack Easterby will be gone after this season,” McClain told “In The Loop” on Sports Radio 610 [KILT-AM] on June 28. “That’s just my opinion.”

“Based on some things that he did that they’re not doing anymore — roster with no numbers. And one of the things that he did last year that I just noticed is he scrubbed their website, made it like the Patriots, the worst in the league. And I had several people in that organization tell me how unhappy they were that they were."

There is no definitive way to know whether Easterby will remain with the Texans until the season plays out. But it does seem that some of the controversy has faded - maybe because his influence within the organization has.