It is sad news for the Texans as their owner Bob McNair passed away in Houston on Friday. The team announced McNair’s death at 81 years of age. The Houston Texans team revealed in a statement that they are genuinely heartbroken with the fact that the Senior Chairman, Founder, philanthropist and Chief Executive Officer Robert McNair has reportedly passed away most peacefully in Houston alongside Janice, his wife and the family.
The team has not yet disclosed as to how did McNair die. Back in 2014 in August, news surfaced saying that he is dealing with skin cancer for around 20 years and on the other hand McNair has battled with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia along with squamous cell carcinoma in this life.
Allegedly, McNair was the real reason as to why a new NFL team came back to Houston after the previous team of Houston Oilers left in the year 1996. McNair also helped the team in bringing two super bowls, namely, Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 and Super Bowl LI in the year 2017 to NRG Stadium.
Bill O’Brien, the coach of the Texans, said that Mr Bob McNair was a fantastic person and he allegedly made tremendous contributions to Houston city as well as to the NFL. The coach also said that McNair was an extremely caring person who is both thoughtful and at the same time he is passionate as well. He cared about winning like most of the team owners, but he cared more about the betterment of players and always cared about his players.
O’Brien also revealed how much does give something back meant to McNair, and his real loyalty, as well as his generosity to Houston along with the community of Houston, will never be forgotten. The Texans have reportedly said on Saturday that they would be adding a decal which says RCM in their helmet meant for honouring McNair.