Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Houston-texans

Following their 30-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Houston Texans extended the contracts of QB Matt Schaub and DE Tim Jamison. The big news here is the signing of Schaub, who was set to become a free agent at the end of the season. Schaub’s new contract is reportedly for four-years and $62 million, of which $24.75 million guaranteed. 

Schaub played solid in the Texans win Sunday, completing 20 of 31 passes for 266 yards, 1 TD and 0 INTs. Pretty typical Schaub game, a guy who isn’t going to put up Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees type of stats, but manages the game in a mistake-free manner. What’s interesting about his re-signing isn’t the fact the Texans went forward with it, but rather the timing of the completed extension. The Texans and owner Bob McNair have repeatedly stated they do not negotiate contracts in-season and once the Texans arrived at their week one matchup with the Dolphins, it was assumed Schaub’s contract status would not be address until after the season.

Adding further intrigue to the move is the fact that Schaub is coming off of injury and in his sixth season with the Texans, Schaub has not played in a playoff game. The Texans front office and coaching staff are clearly not worried about any lingering effect of his lisfranc injury, but they had the opportunity to let Schaub play out one more season before making a decision on whether he was going to remain their quarterback in the future. Should Schaub have a lousy 2012 season and the Texans fall well below expectations, the Texans could have parted ways with Schaub and begun to look for their future franchise QB.

Do I think Schaub will have a bad season? No. Do I believe he’s fully healed from his injury? Yes. I even understand that the Texans are finally a deep, talented roster and consistency at quarterback cannot be overlooked. In an ideal situation, the Texans will play the next four seasons with veteran leadership at QB and make several runs at the Super Bowl. It just surprises me that the Texans did not keep their options open, giving them the flexibility to make appropriate moves when the 2012 season concludes. 

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