Bob McNair, who helped bring NFL football back to Houston after the Oilers moved to Nashville, has died at age 81. The Houston Texans owner and one of the leading voices in league ownership, passed away on Friday according to multiple reports.
McNair had battled various types of cancer in the last few years of his life. The NFL posted on Friday evening of the owner’s passing, and word quickly spread throughout the league that McNair was gone.
— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2018
McNair became an NFL owner in 1999, paying $700 million for the then-expansion franchise Houston Texas after the Oilers moved to Tennessee in 1997 to become the Titans.