there have been some completing arguments in Houston for releasing veteran quarterback Matt Schaub — the longest tenured starting quarterback in franchise history — but there haven’t been a lot of cases for keeping him instead.
John McClain has decided to be that guy and step up for keeping Schaub in Houston. According to the Houston Chronicle reporter, the Texans are looking for the top veteran quarterback to mentor their rookie selection, and if released that top guy would become Schaub.
With QB market so barren, Texans should keep Matt Schaub if he’ll redo contract that calls for $14.12 cap figure and $10 mil base.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 11, 2014
This is one argument to make, as McClain is saying the Texans already have the most coveted free agent quarterback so why not keep him? But there are other options in the shallow quarterback field to consider, like Michael Vick and Josh McCown (for now).
Houston will likely move on from Schaub, but keeping him isn’t that impossible to fathom — even if it’s maybe not the smartest.