Originally Posted by Playoffs
Nothing coming out of the Texans organization one way or the other on this. Even McClain admitted on the radio yesterday that he had no idea -- that his declarations have all been based on the assumption that the fanbase would riot if they don't select a QB at 1-1.
Different from your presupposition, but...
The alleged script is: 1) The only player teams would trade up to 1-1 for is Jadeveon Clowney, 2) Keeping Schaub as the better veteran QB than any options out there, 3) Maintains the plausibility that Texans will select Clowney at 1-1 to 4) Force the GM lusting after Clowney to trade with us if he wants to ensure getting Clowney.
Our goal being to trade down, add picks... would be kind of a crappy thing to do to Schaub, dump him after teams have set their QB rosters, but it is a business. That's what I'm seeing as why. YMMV
Listening to McClain on the radio tonight tells me if this is what the Texans brass is thinking (Reaching for Bortles) then this franchise is in for another decade of misery. Edit: with Slick running the team they probably are in for the misery anyway.