Schaub Watch 2014: Could He Stay or Should He Go?

Johnson also told CSN that as long as Schaub remains a Texan, he plans on working out with him this off-season.

"As long as Matt is my teammate, me and Matt are going to be working together," Johnson said. "Hopefully he's still here. That's out of my control, but we'll see what happens."

To be very clear, there is absolutely no way Schaub can come back to Houston as the starting quarterback, and I think there is an infinitesimally small way that he can come back as a backup quarterback. He obviously can't return as a backup at a $10 million base salary and a $14.5 million cap figure. Cutting Schaub would mean a $10.5 million cap hit anyway (perhaps all in 2014, or spread out over two seasons if he got cut on or after June 1), so if you look at his base salary and.....

JEEZ, WHAT AM I SAYING?!? NO! NO! NO! MATT SCHAUB CANNOT BE BACK IN 2014, OKAY?!?! Andre Johnson, you and the general apathy that has set in over cutting Schaub will not lull me into doing the math on keeping him as a backup. He must go!

And oh, by the way, apparently there are a handful of cities who don't get DirecTV or the Sunday Ticket because according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, there are a few cities who would entertain the idea of Matt Schaub as their starting quarterback in 2014:



If the Texans were to ask Schaub to take a pay cut (which they would have to do on principle alone), then he can refuse, and if he refuses he will get cut, and apparently at that point there could be a mini bidding war for Matt Schaub.



Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help
5 comments
Puller58
Puller58

Schaub is at the stage of his career that Drew Bledsoe was when Tony Rome took over and Bernie Kosar when Bill Belichick gave him the hook.  As a back up, he's too expensive, but regardless, Keenum can do the back up so a trade would be financially helpful.  Should he stay period?  Only if O'Brien is willing to take the heat.

leaky_sinister_rat
leaky_sinister_rat

screw the so-called fans. this will come down to a business and a football decision. if we draft a QB and it is deemed we need a veteran bridge QB, Schaub could qualify, although at a price that's probably too high. per this scenario, there may be a few other vets who could serve that purpose at a lower price. despite last season, Schaub could still prove to be a credible starting QB in the right situation

leaky_sinister_rat
leaky_sinister_rat

screw the so-called fans. this will come down to a business and a football decision. if we draft a QB and it is deemed we need a veteran bridge QB, Schaub could qualify, although at a price that's probably too high. per this scenario, there may be a few other vets who could serve that purpose at a lower price. despite last season, Schaub could still prove to be a credible starting QB in the right situation

puzzleguy1
puzzleguy1

There is certainly a chance that Schaub will be here though that will drive many fans crazy. So much depends on how O'Brien and Smith play the draft and the qbs that are available on the free agency market. I can see keeping Schaub and trading up in the draft to get a second round qb, taking Colwney as #1.

Now Trending

Houston Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...