Originally Posted by Texian
In 2015 the year of JJs new contract Schaub is $17 mil and the yr after $19 mil
NE just GTD the remaining $ on the contract and extended it 3 yrs. No Pay raise, Brady went from $20+ mil cap hit in 13' to $13mil. NE has $12 mil dead money from players cut. Even with NE $12 mil in dead money vs Texans $2 mil NE has 18 players @ $1.5 mil+ vs Texans 15 @ $1.5 mil+. (FYI-NE has 5 players w/ $1 mil in DM)
Schaub won't last that long on the current contract. He'll get cut or get his contract reworked (and by that I mean takes a pay cut) after next season most likely (depending on how things work out, maybe even after this one).
I really don't share your opinion that the Texans FO has mismanaged the cap. No 2 teams are exactly the same, and the contract and cap situations are fluid from year to year. The fact they NE has $12+MM in dead money is a failure in itself.