Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger
Preseason won't show much of anything or prove much of anything if he plays out the way he has this season. It will not make him more "desirable" to us (at least I would hope not) or other teams. Bringing him back next year to compete as a STARTER will be as disruptive to the progress of this team as staying in close touch with a jealous Ex while trying to cultivate a new healthy relationship.
He's got a contract that pays him anywhere from $10 million to $14.5 million over the next three years (2014-2016), not to mention a $1 million roster bonus in each year. Just like the Texans will (hopefully) be unwilling to part with that amount of base salary for Schaub, nobody else in the NFL's going to either.
However, it should also be noted that there is no reduction in the cap hit that is derived by trading him. Cut him or trade him after the 2013 season, and either way you're getting that $10.5 million hit.