Originally Posted by silvrhand
Did we even get to the money part though? Seems like we came out and didn't even pitch an offer, doesn't really seem like Peyton really needs the extra money.
Agreed. It didn't get to that point of offering a contract but had it, no question the Texans would have found a way to finalize a deal. Creating that kind of cap space to sign a star player is merely getting a handful of players to restructure their deals. It's not as difficult as people make it seem, especially after the Texans had already cleared a lot of salary last off-season. Mind you, this was before the Texans extended Schaub's contract, which is currently going to make more than Tom Brady of all players (after his clever restructuring).
Bob McNair was interviewed on ABC 13 about a week before Peyton signed with Denver and said the Texans certainly weren't surprised by his interest. But Bob McNair also reinforced the concerns the team had with his injuries, and expressed the faith they had in Matt Schaub, and said the organization already had an elite quarterback they were confident could lead them to the Super Bowl.