Originally Posted by steelbtexan
You can thank BoB/Rick/Gary for this situation. They jumped the gun re-signing Schaub. kinda like they jumped the gun re-signing HWNSNBM. (History repeating itself)
Totally different situation. David Carr has never done anything to make you think he was worth the $8M kicker he got. Schaub on the other hand led the league in passing in 2009, has had a QB rating of 90+ for 5 years running while throwing for (or being on pace to throw for) more than 4,000 yards.
It's just stats & I'm not saying that makes Schaub elite or anything, only that he shouldn't be compared to that scrub.
Matt's biggest issues, & the only ones that really matter, has been his health & his ability to lead
this team. When he's healthy, there aren't many QBs better. I know there are a lot of QBs that many here say are better than Schaub & they rate them higher, but most of those guys have not performed as well as, or produced as much as Schaub. They'll rate them on potential, age, or athleticism; not production.
But Production wise, Schaub beats them hands down. Not extending Schaub in September would have only added one more contract Greg Olsen & Rick Smith would have to work out this offseason. You're fooling yourself if you think the Texans would have let him walk, or that we would have been able to sign him for less.