It’s been no secret that the Houston Texans are conflicted on what to do with quarterback Matt Schaub, as it appears keeping him on the roster is still a very real possibility. In fact, despite the rumors that he’d be cut and already with another team by now, Schaub remains on the Texans roster for the time being.
That might be changing though as the Texans signed Ryan Fitzpatrick on Thursday and seem to be in trade talks with teams about Schaub. According to beat writer John McClain, the Texans are looking to stockpile draft picks by trading Schaub away.
If a team makes the Texans an offer they believe is worth dealing Schaub, whether now, closer to the draft or later in the offseason, general manager Rick Smith likely will pull the trigger.
Smith would like nothing more than to stockpile picks in a draft that’s believed to be the most talented and deepest in a decade.
Both the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders have shown an interest in Schaub but it’s unclear if they’d be willing to trade for him and what they’d be willing to give up. Still, it seems a price has been set for Schaub but he’s not a lock to simply be cut if that price isn’t met.