Dec 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) scrambles out of pocket against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. The Titans won 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Houston Texans may keep Matt Schaub through 2014


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.

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.

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  • Michael Villanueva

    Would be interesting to see. I don’t care for schuab but with lack of qb in the draft aside from teddy keeping Schaub and or Keenum could be beneficial. That being said they both suck and I hope we get Teddy Bridgewater or Bortles, I feel that Manziel has a lack of sight of open receivers and would rather try to make a play for his own popularity. If we go defense maybe clowney has what it takes and or Khalil Mack