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.