That was fast. About one hour ago, news broke that the Miami Dolphins offered their open general manager position to Nick Caserio, the current New England Patriots' director of player personnel. But the Dolphins have failed, according to reports from Tom E. Curran of CSNNE.com and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. They both say that Caserio has chosen to stay with the Patriots.
Indications are that Nick Caserio will be staying with the Patriots. #patriotstalk— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) January 26, 2014
Nick Caserio has decided he’s staying in New England after being offered the #Dolphins GM job, per source— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 26, 2014
This is huge news for the Patriots, especially after losing various assistant coaches the past week. Caserio has been with the team since 2001 and has worked his way up the ladder for good reason -- he's a talented, knowledgable football mind.
Other reports suggest that Caserio would've had to share power with Miami's head coach, Joe Philbin, and with executive vice president of football administration, Dawn Aponte.
In New England, Caserio is only behind Bill Belichick, and has already established immense trust with him.
You've got to think that this is the best move for Nick Caserio. He's only 38-years-old and has a long career ahead of him. There will be better jobs available in the future considering his talent, and he could also control all the moves within the Patriots' organization if he's still here after Bill Belichick retires.