Texans ink Benardrick McKinney to five-year, $50 million extension

By Jesse Reed

The Houston Texans are locking up one of their top linebackers for the long haul, inking inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney to a contract extension.

This contract reportedly is worth $50 million and includes $21 million guaranteed, per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

McKinney is still just 25 years old, yet he’s already logged 43 starts for Houston the past three years since being selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Mississippi State.

Along with the second-year linebacker Zach Cunningham, McKinney gives the Texans a rock solid duo at inside linebacker that appears to be only getting better as time goes on.