Originally Posted by GP
The Texans were wise, P.R. wise.
They got out ahead of Peyton's progressively better performances as the season was wearing on.
By signing Schaub early, and running wreck over teams--even Peyton's Broncos--you felt like, "Man! We DID make the right choice!" You didn't want a Schitty Schaub at the end of the season and UH-OH! what.in.the.hell? you mean Peyton's team has a bye and looks way better than Schaub???
This way, Schaub is forced upon you. Locked up. Now we gots cap ramifications, too, so..uhh.umm..well...we can't move him NOW!
This might be my best conspiracy theory YET!
Schaub isnt forced upon us .... they can cut him after next season with minimal cap damage. As Badboy pointed out in one of the mock threads .... Smith gave him a very team friendly contract.
Dont know why you bring Pey-Me-A-Ton into the conversation again .... dude was far more expensive than the Texans could afford due to the cap .... and he was damaged goods. No one really knew if he could return from that neck injury.
The Bronco's were in perfect position to take the gamble ..... They had a zero at QB along with the cap space to get a deal done.