Houston Texans have San Francisco 49ers vice president of player personnel Martin Mayhew as one of their candidates interviewing for their vacant general manager position.
Houston Texans continue their search for a new general manager after firing Brian Gaine ahead of the start of this weekend. Gaine was hired as the Texans general manager after Rick Smith stepped down in 2018.
According to Peter Schrager of FoxSports.com, San Francisco 49ers, vice president of player personnel Martin Mayhew is in Houston interviewing for the role of general manager for the Texans. He is the second name to be revealed to be in the running for the position of general manager after the Texans brought in former Cleveland Browns’ general manager Ray Farmer for an interview on Saturday.
Mayhew has extensive experience in NFL front offices as he was Detroit Lions’ general manager in 2008 and being fired in 2015. He was named the director of football operations for the New York Giants in 2016. Mayhew joined his third front office job with the 49ers in 2017 with the title of senior personnel executive before being named the vice president of player personnel in 2019.
Texans will continue to survey the landscape for possible candidates to fill their void at general manager and they are expected to be interested in New England Patriots director of player personnel, Nick Cesario.
Texans were unable to interview Cesario in their previous search as the Patriots prevented them from interviewing him as they were still in the playoffs. Cesario will have the opportunity to interview with the Texans with the offseason in full swing.