Originally Posted by Lucky
Texans would "save" $4 million versus the cap if they cut Schaub next offseason. But, they would still be on the hook for $10.5 million in bonus allocation, or dead money.
If Schaub on 2014 roster - $10 million salary + $1 million game bonuses + $3.5 million signing bonus allocation = $14.5 million cap hit
If Schaub is not on 2014 roster - Remaining signing bonus allocation (3 years x $3.5 million) = $10.5 million
Net Cap Savings by cutting Schaub after 2013 season = $14.5 million - $10.5 million = $4 million
Then we need to trade him to a team that will take the hit?
Is that a possibility?
Trade him for anything ... a practice squad player ... a 7th ... anything.
Otherwise let him go and take the hit and move on. He is not a leader, he is not a good QB, even his former team-mates say he "sulks" when things don't go right. Time to cut the waste and move on.
To address the OP point, I will be happy with 8-8 if Schaub remains the starter based on how we've performed.