Texans will talk to Bill O’Brien about an extension next offseason

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Bill O’Brien has kept the Texans competitive without what you’d call a stable quarterback situation, or a quarterback, for the last three years.

But if he wants a new contract, he’s going to have to wait.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Texans owner Bob McNair said he’d talk to O’Brien about an extension after this season, which will be the fourth of the five-year deal he signed when he took over the team.

“We’ll talk to him about it at the end of this year,” McNair said. “That’s typically when we do that sort of thing. . . .

“We’ll sit down and see what he’s [O’Brien] happy with and if he wants to be extended and see how we feel.”

Whether he wants to is a reasonable question, after reports that he might have been on his way out last year. But O’Brien did the best he could to quell the speculation then.

The reality is, if he’s not in Houston, he’d be somewhere else soon. He’s 27-21, posted winning records each of his three seasons, and done so with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Hoyer, and Brock Osweiler as his quarterbacks.

9 responses to “Texans will talk to Bill O’Brien about an extension next offseason

  1. In other words, he is coaching for his job and don’t expect it to end well. The Texans can no longer count 5 wins by sweeping the Jags and Titans and splitting with the Colts. Jags and Titans got a LOT better this off season and the Titans were right there with them last season. Texans have nothing at QB unless they get Romo. No Romo and no O’Brien next year.

  2. The Texans have succeeded despite BOB, not because of him. The defense has carried the team, and every decision BOB has made on offense has turned out poorly. He should have been gone after the offense he put on the field and called this last year. One of the worst in the leagues after he’s had three years to mold it.

  3. “He’s 27-21, posted winning records each of his three seasons, and done so with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Hoyer, and Brock Osweiler as his quarterbacks.”

    And won a playoff game last year. He’s a good solid coach and better than at least half the other ones out there.

  4. harrisonhits2 says:
    Mar 28, 2017 12:01 PM

    “He’s 27-21, posted winning records each of his three seasons, and done so with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Hoyer, and Brock Osweiler as his quarterbacks.”

    And won a playoff game last year. He’s a good solid coach and better than at least half the other ones out there.

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    They won a playoff game facing a rookie QB in his first NFL start. Any NFL coach could have done the same. I don’t get the hype about this guy at all.

  5. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Mar 28, 2017 1:17 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Mar 28, 2017 12:01 PM

    “He’s 27-21, posted winning records each of his three seasons, and done so with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Hoyer, and Brock Osweiler as his quarterbacks.”

    And won a playoff game last year. He’s a good solid coach and better than at least half the other ones out there.

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    They won a playoff game facing a rookie QB in his first NFL start. Any NFL coach could have done the same. I don’t get the hype about this guy at all.
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    Any other coach could have, except they had Brock at QB, so it was almost a 50/50 shot.

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