Oct 13, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) is evaluated by medical staff after an injury during the third quarter against the St. Louis Rams at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
What Happened Last Year?
So if Schaub is that good, what happened last year?
Is his arm shot now?
No, he was playing with a badly injured ankle that affected his ability to drive the football and that led to a lot of picks. It was scary to watch every time he threw an out-route as the ball stayed in the air so long. The out-route is the easiest route for a defensive player to return for a touchdown once they’ve made an interception.
But since Casey Keenum was his backup, the Texans figured they’re better off staying with Schaub until he absolutely couldn’t do it anymore. And when that day came, Texans fans cheered as loud as they would after a Texans’ touchdown as Schaub was down on the field-turf. That’s the reason why he’s not still with the Texans’ now because it isn’t like they have a better quarterback over there this year.
It’s crazy to see Schaub get treated like this after taking the risk with his ankle because he had a bad backup over there. But as we hear everyone in the NFL say, “This is a business.” and Texans fans seem unable to forgive the four straight games with a pick-six. But even then, the Texans did Schaub a favor with the death threats and other things he received from Texans fans.