Matt Schaub | QB | Houston Texans
Posted: 2/10/2013 1:01pm et
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said he believes the foot injury QB Matt Schaub suffered during the 2011 season may have affected his play this season. 'I think that the injury he had did slow him down some,' McNair said. 'He was probably in the back of his mind a little concerned about reinjuring his foot, and we certainly didn't want to see that happen. He's gonna work hard in the offseason on improving his foot speed, and I think that will happen.'
Huddle Up: Any way it's sliced, 2013 will be a big year for Schaub, who finished in tie for 18th among fantasy QBs (Huddle Performance) and didn't win over many skeptics with his play during the Texans' spotty 2012 homestretch.
Posted: 1/24/2013 12:30pm et
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub said he is aware he is being criticized for his play, but that it is not his nature to worry about that sort of thing. Schaub also said he believes he can still get the Texans to the Super Bowl. Schaub said they have all the right players, coaches, and systems to win.
Huddle Up: Schaub hasn't been getting it done fantasy-wise (ranking in a tie for 18th among QBs this past season) or in the postseason (1 career playoff win), so he can expect the doubts, scrutiny and criticism to continue until he can flip the perception on at least one front.
Posted: 11/18/2012 7:23pm et
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub went 43-for-55 for 527 yards, a career-high five touchdowns and two interceptions against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11. His 527 yards tied for the second most in NFL history and his 43 completions set a franchise record.
Huddle Up: The Jags obviously came into the game focused on slowing Arian Foster and the Texans' running game, and they did just that, limiting Foster to 77 yards and no TDs on 28 carries (2.8 average), but Schaub had his way, tossing TD passes to Keshawn Martin, James Casey Garrett Graham (twice) and Andre Johnson. Schaub came into the contest averaging 223.7 passing yards and 1.4 TDs per outing.
Posted: 9/26/2012 6:25pm et
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub (ear) said he is doing fine after the hit that resulted in part of his ear being taken off, and is ready to move on from the hit and focus on Week 4.
Huddle Up: Despite the scary shot from the Broncos' Joe Mays, Schuab stood tall and delivered all afternoon, matching his career single-game high with 4 TD tosses. However, don't get too carried away with the expectations for Schaub as the Texans' bread-and-butter remains their ground game.
Posted: 9/9/2012 8:08pm et
The Houston Texans have signed QB Matt Schaub to a four-year contract extension worth $62 million. The deal includes $24.75 million in guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: Somewhat of a surprise here as many felt the Texans would wait and see how Schaub performed -- and held up physically -- over the season as Houston bids for a second steaight AFC South title.
Posted: 9/1/2012 11:51am et
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub played in the first three preseason games and improved each week, showing no signs of the surgery he had to repair the Lisfranc joint in his right foot. He completed 76.3 percent of his passes and compiled a rating of 113.3. 'Matt was rusty when camp opened, but he had a really good camp overall,' head coach Gary Kubiak said. 'He's come a long way (since the surgery). I think he's grown into being a better player.'
Huddle Up: Schaub has been undervalued by the fantasy world all pre-season. But he's an extremely talented and solid QB2 with QB1 upside potential.
Posted: 8/29/2012 5:12pm et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is thrilled with how QB Matt Schaub has progressed this preseason. After getting off to a slow start, Schaub has gotten much better in practice and was outstanding in his three preseason appearances.
Huddle Up: Schaub remains an underrated quarterback heading into the season. He was the 12th-best fantasy QB before going down with injury—not great, but not bad considering Andre Johnson was out a lot with injury and Gary Kubiak's propensity for running the ball. A healthy Schaub throwing to a healthy Johnson is a recipe for a top-10 season, if not better.
Posted: 8/15/2012 7:44pm et
The Houston Texans are not expected to begin contract talks with QB Matt Schaub until after the season. Schaub is in the final year of his current contract.
Huddle Up: A wise move on the Texans' part. To put it simply, it's a make-or-break year for the 31-year-old QB, who has put up some gaudy numbers in Houston (4,000-plus yards and 24-plus TDs in both 2009 and '10), but has missed at least 5 games in each of his other 3 seasons with the Texans. That latter stat includes 2011 when Schaub was limited to 10 games after suffering a Lis Franc fracture in his foot. The Texans did win the AFC South last season, but, remember, it was rookie T.J. Yates guiding the franchise to its first playoff win and not the veteran QB. The onus is now on Schaub to stay healthy and propel the Texans deep into the playoffs.
Posted: 7/13/2012 2:28pm et
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub has received clearance to participate in training camp after meeting with Dr. Robert Anderson earlier this week.
Huddle Up: Schaub's 2012 season ended prematurely due to a foot injury, but with the doctor's green light he'll be at the helm at the start of training camp. That's good news for Andre Johnson's potential fantasy owners.
Posted: 7/6/2012 6:23pm et
The Houston Texans are expected to wait until after the 2012 season before starting contract extension talks with QB Matt Schaub because the team wants to make sure he can come back from his foot injury before making a financial investment in him.
Huddle Up: Schaub's made $23 million in the last two years and he's making $7m in 2012. He's already overpaid and there's no chance of another huge extension unless he gets Houston deep into the playoffs.
Posted: 6/30/2012 3:55pm et
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub will meet with Dr. Robert Anderson within the next two weeks and expects to receive full medical clearance to participate in training camp.
Huddle Up: Schaub's 2011 season ended prematurely due to a foot injury, but the expectation is that he'll be ready to go when the Texans open training camp.
Posted: 6/28/2012 7:04pm et
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub said he is completely recovered from the Lis Franc foot injury he suffered last season and is working out in preparation for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Fantasy eyes used to be trained on Schaub 24/7 but last season was ruined by the foot injury. However, in 2010 he was the eighth-ranked fantasy QB and in 2009 he was third. Schaub could be a nice value grab this year.