According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, Texans owner Bob McNair announced following Houston's 34-27 victory over New England Sunday that Gary Kubiak would return for the fifth and final year of his contract.
"Gary's my coach," McNair said after the Texans finished with the first winning record in franchise history at 9-7. "I know there was speculation that he might not be (back in 2010), but he will be. He'll definitely be back. I don't see any reason why he wouldn't be."
It's still to be determined if Kubiak showed enough progress this season to earn a contract extension beyond 2010. McNair has previously stated that he believes change is disruptive and that he believes the Texans would be better with Kubiak than with a new coach.
The Texans also revealed Sunday that the team is exercising an option in QB Matt Schaub's contract that will pay him a $10 million bonus and extend his contract for three years.
Schaub had a career-best season, with an NFL-best 4,770 passing yards, 29 TDs and completed a scintillating 67.9 percent of his passes.