4. Nick Caserio-Director of Player Personnel, New England Patriots
Nick Caserio is expected to get strong consideration for a future general manager position, once his current contract expires with the New England Patriots, following the season. Caserio was rumored to be in the mix for the Houston Texans general manager position until a couple of days ago, so much so, that the Patriots threatened to file tampering charges against Houston for attempting to solicit Caserio. Since then, Houston is reportedly not interested in changing general managers, but Caserio should remain a potential option as for the New York Giants.
Caserio has served as the right hand to Bill Belichick, who serves as the Patriots general manager, despite not officially holding the title. Given the success that the Patriots have had during Caserio’s tenure with the team, it is not difficult to understand why he is likely to be so highly sought after following the season.
While credit is typically given unilaterally to Belichick for the construction of the Patriots roster every season, Caserio has played a large role in helping develop those rosters while serving in his role of director of player personnel.
The Giants owners would be wise to interview a candidate with Caserio’s level of success. Given how closely he has worked with Bill Belichick throughout the years, it is highly likely that he has keen insight as to how to develop a championship caliber dynasty, something that Giants fans have been longing to return to for nearly a decade now.