Bob McNair to Be Honored by Texans with Helmet, Field Decal

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistNovember 26, 2018

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 3:  Owner Robert McNair of the Houston Texans on the field before a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.  The Titans defeated the Texans 23-14.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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The Houston Texans will honor former owner Bob McNair with his initials, "RCM," on both their helmets and on the 25-yard line of the NRG Stadium field for Monday night's matchup against the Tennessee Titans, according to Matt Young of the Houston Chronicle.

McNair died of skin cancer Friday. He was 81.

His son, Cal McNair, has been working as the team's chief operating officer.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement in which he spoke about McNair's impact on the NFL:

"During his nearly two decades as an NFL owner, Bob McNair left a lasting mark on his city and our league. His leadership and determination brought the NFL back to Houston, built a magnificent stadium that hosted two Super Bowls, and his beloved Texans are in the midst of another successful season and are again contending for a place in the postseason. ... He cared deeply about the league and was generous with his time and willingness to share his insights as an exceptional businessman. But, above all, Bob was a family man. I extend my heartfelt condolences to Janice, their family, the Texans and the entire Houston community."

Texans star JJ Watt also expressed his condolences:

JJ Watt @JJWatt

Rest In Peace Mr. McNair. Thank you for giving myself and so many others an opportunity here in Houston. My thoughts are with Janice, Cal and the entire McNair family.

McNair was awarded an expansion team in 1999, and the Texans made their NFL debut in 2002, bringing NFL football back to Houston for the first time since 1996, the last season of the Houston Oilers before the team relocated to Tennessee and eventually became the Titans. Under McNair, the team has won four AFC South titles and reached the postseason four times.

The team is currently 7-3 and atop the division.