March 24, 2018

Kubiak and Smith Contracts Extended

Gray Kubiak at the NFL Combine

According to Houston Fox Sports’ Mark Berman, the Houston Texans and owner Bob McNair have extended the contracts of Head Coach Gary Kubiak and General Manager Rick Smith. Both were brought into the Texans organization in 2006 to fix the issues with the Texans franchise and the tandem looks like they have the franchise heading in the right direction. Together the two have posted a 47-49 overall record and completed their first AFC South division title and first playoff win in 2011 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Slowly turning into one of the more complete and professionally run organizations in the NFL, the two were rewarded for their work. The Texans are getting better on the field but Kubiak and Smith have developed an organization that is humble and looks like a team first situation in Houston. Add in the recent track record of good drafts starting in 2009, the Texans have been slowly putting it together through the NFL Draft. Of the past 25 draft picks between 2009-2011, 22 are still currently on the Texans roster.

The contract numbers have not been disclosed, but Kubiak has been extended to the 2014 season and Smith to the 2016 season. Also, news has come out that Kubiak has started is new contract this season, while Smith is waiting for his current contract to expire and his new deal will start during the 2013 season.

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