HOUSTON (FOX 26) - The Houston Texans have fired general manager Brian Gaine, the team announced on Friday.
This surprising move comes just 18 months after the team hired Gaine.
Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair recognized in a statement that the decision comes at an unusual time, but the team believes it was in the best interest in the organization's quest for a championship.
As the team searches for a new general manager, Chris Olsen, the Senior Vice President of Football Administration, will serve as the interim.
Here is the statement from Cal McNair:
“After a thorough evaluation of our football operations, we have decided to relieve Brian Gaine of his duties as general manager. Brian is a man of high character and we appreciate his contributions to our organization. We will begin an immediate search for a new GM. In the interim, Football Operations will be led by Senior Vice President of Football Administration Chris Olsen. While the timing may be unusual, this decision was made in the best interest of our organization in our quest to build a championship team for the City of Houston.”
The Texans hired Gaine in the 2018 offseason to take over for Rick Smith.