Originally Posted by Lucky
No, the Texans take the cap hit whether Schaub is cut or traded. There is no "Get out of cap hit free" card.
If the Texans trade Schaub today, the remaining signing bonus money that is still on the book will remain; however, his base salary of $7.25M will be prorated.
Schaub only earns 3/16th of that amount.
The Texans can choose to go with just two QBs and save all that money (some $6M this year.
They can use that money on a veteran QB or at any other position.