Originally Posted by GuerillaBlack
No, just one game. That was all they needed to see before giving him 24.5M guaranteed.
Yep. Immediately after the game it was tweeted by various Houston sports media yayhoos that Rick and Bob gave Matt a new deal.
I mean, talk about premature ejaculation of cash and contract terms!
Sheesh, what a frigging dumb thing to do. It's as if they did that to quash the whole Peyton Manning situation whereby Kubiak told Matt (jokingly) to go get Manning at the airport. Yeah, he has a great game in Game 1 of a 16-game season and by gawd! let's get this awesome QB locked up.
"Look! LOOK! We got us a great QB too! We're juuuuust fine here in Houston!"
Reeks of P.R. move, to me. But hell, we were so high on our own fumes that we couldn't see it for that. Look back on it now, though.