NFL approves Cal McNair as Texans’ principal owner

NFL owners on Tuesday approved Cal McNair as the principal owner of the Houston Texans at the annual league meeting in Orlando, Fla.He has served as the team’s CEO and chair for the team founded by his father, Bob McNair. After the elder McNair’s death in 2018, his widow, Janice McNair, held principal ownership.”The Houston Texans mean so much to our family, and I’m extremely proud that Cal will continue to lead the franchise moving forward,” Janice McNair, 87, said in a statement Tuesday. “He has done such a terrific job as our CEO and we believe this move is what’s best for everyone involved with the organization to secure our future under Cal’s leadership.”I know how pleased Bob would be to see this and our fans should be incredibly excited about the direction we are headed. I will continue to support Cal and the team in every way that I can and, of course, be rooting for us each and every week.”Cal McNair, 62, was named vice chair of the franchise in 2008 and promoted to COO in 2012, to chair in 2018 and CEO in 2019.