Sep 29, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) reacts after throwing an interception during the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans can get out of Matt Schaub contract 'cheaply'?

Coming into the 2013 season, Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub suggested that it was Super Bowl or bust.

So far, through four games, his road trip Miami and Super Bowl XLVIII aren’t going as smoothly as hoped for.

Schaub, through four games, has thrown three (yes, three) pick-six interceptions to go along with six interceptions overall. Yes, he does have eight touchdowns in that same time frame, but his decision making has been poor to say the least.

It’s concerning for the Texans and while it’s still far too early to make the call, if things don’t improve for Schaub, the Texans allegedly diced up his hefty contract so they can get out of it relatively easy in the near future.

Per Pro Football Talk:

Per a source with knowledge of the contract, the cap hit becomes somewhat manageable after the 2013 season.  If the Texans designate Schaub as a post-June 1 cut, the cap charge in 2014 would be $3.5 million.  In 2015, $7 million in dead money would apply.

The Texans also would avoid paying Schaub $10 million next season by cutting him, along with another $1 million in total per-game roster bonuses.

Of course, by no stretch is that ‘cheap’ but it’s also not excessive either. It’s a situation both parties hope to avoid and likely will, barring a complete meltdown from Schaub.

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