After making it look as though Matt Schaub was a cut just waiting to happen, the shallow veteran quarterback market has apparently given the Houston Texans a change of heart. A day after having it suggested by the Houston Chronicle that Schaub be retained, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that a release of Schaub is now unlikely.
Source says the Colts did in fact have conversations with Miami about Jonathan Martin. And even the Vikings showed some interest.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 12, 2014
This may come as a bit of a shock to those who have heard only that Schaub would be released, but the Texans were never aggressively pursuing a release. Still, fans were not pleased with Schaub’s performance over the last few years and it’s clear that he’ll be mentoring his replacement in 2014.
But as John McClain pointed out on Tuesday, the Texans are in the market for the best veteran quarterback on the market, and if Schaub is cut then he’d instantly become that guy.