Coach Gary Kubiak and General Manager Rick Smith led the Texans to their first playoff berth in 2011 and they should be cashing in with new contracts shortly.
Owner Bob McNair said Monday that he plans to start working on contract extensions for both men in the near future. Both of them have contracts that expire after the 2012 season, but McNair said that he doesn’t feel a “sense of urgency” and that there’s no timetable to get the deals done. McNair made it clear that he has no doubts about continuing forward with either man.
“We’ll start working on that,” McNair said, via the Texans website. “I think they’ve done an outstanding job. I’m pleased with ’em, and if that wasn’t the case, we wouldn’t be extending ’em.”
McNair said he would likely start by negotiating with Kubiak, who has coached the team to a 47-49 record in six years as their head coach. Smith assumed his post in 2006 and signed a four-year extension after the 2008 season.