Texans owner Bob McNair has put his money where his mouth was.
Back in early May, McNair said that contract extensions for coach Gary Kubiak and General Manager Rick Smith were in the works and now comes word that the work is finished. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team has signed both men to extensions on Thursday. Neither the length of the deals nor the amount of money involved is known at this point.
Kubiak and Smith were both scheduled to be out of contract after the 2012 season, something that wasn’t going to happen after they took the Texans to their first playoff berth and win last season. McNair stuck with the duo through some disappointing seasons, so it was hard to imagine that he wasn’t going to reward them for finally pushing the Texans over that hurdle.
Kubiak was hired in January 2006, shortly before Smith was hired to replace Charley Casserley. Each of them has received one previous contract extension from the Texans and they’ll be able to put themselves in position for a third if they can push the Texans past being one of the final eight teams playing in the years to come.