Now that the Houston Texans have settled on a general manager to lead the team, they also settled the immediate future of head coach Bill O’Brien.
The two sides agreed to a four-year extension, which puts the coach on the same timeline as general manager Brian Gaine, who received a five-year deal on Saturday. O’Brien has one year remaining on his current contract.
“Bill O’Brien has been a tremendous leader for us these last four years and we believe in his vision for the team moving forward,” Texans owner Bob McNair said.
The team is also raising ticket prices for 2018 by 3.7-percent. The average ticket next season will cost$107.56.
The Texans just completed a disappointing 4-12 season, where the team was hampered by injuries to key players like JJ Watt, Whitney Mercilus, and rookie quarterback DeshaunWatson.