Rick Smith (former Texans GM) had to fight O'Brien to draft DeShaun Watson

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This guy was one of the better GMs in the NFL for a solid decade when he ran the Houston Texans from 2006 to 2017. During that time he secured a boatload of talent for his team including Mario Williams, Duane Brown, Brandon Brooks, J.J. Watt, DeAndre Hopkins, and Deshaun Watson among many others. He never stopped being good at his job.

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Okay. Point?
Sign him! lol If he'll come out of retirement he quit because his wife got cancer she's now passed away.

He interviewed last year with the Falcons, Lions, and Jaguars and has been rumored to the XFL.
 
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So the Falcons, Lions and Jaguars all looked at him and said no way! That should tell us something.

Really because the Jaguars and Lions made some TERRIBLE decisions in the off season but yeah it's hard to get him out of retirement he's young but has had a 17 year career as an NFL executive.

Heads up he wasn't fired he quit/retired because his wife going through breast cancer.
 

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This guy was one of the better GMs in the NFL for a solid decade when he ran the Houston Texans from 2006 to 2017. During that time he secured a boatload of talent for his team including Mario Williams, Duane Brown, Brandon Brooks, J.J. Watt, DeAndre Hopkins, and Deshaun Watson among many others. He never stopped being good at his job.

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I agree…
 
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He retired when his wife got sick with cancer and eventually passed away but was one of the best GM's in the NFL. It'll cost the Bears a lot to bring him out of retirement.
I'll throw in a couple hundred dollars if it helps the McCs
 

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He'd be a great hire.....and likely wants nothing to do with this ownership group and roster.
If George ever steps down he'd be my pick. XFL is trying to offer him a ton of money to run 'Football Operations' at the XFL.
 

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