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Matt Schaub sees himself in Houston for many years to come

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With Texans quarterback Matt Schaub heading into the final season on his contract and not engaged in any negotiations, some Houston fans may be worrying that the team could lose its starting quarterback after this year. But Schaub sounds confident that something will get done.

Schaub told the team’s website that the lack of negotiations is more about putting all his focus on football than about any indication that he might be on the way out.

“To me, it’s just about focusing on your job, getting ready to go, and guys go through it every year,” he said. “It’s just a matter of getting some things done, but you’ve got to go out and you’ve got to get healthy and you’ve got to get ready to play and go out and prove it on the field. So I‘m just looking forward to just going out and playing and not worrying about that. That stuff, if we take care of our business, get our job done, things will take care of themselves. But I love the city of Houston and want to be here for many years to come. It’s important for me to finish what we started here, so I’m excited about what the future holds. Right now, it’s just about getting ready for camp and just keeping the blinders on and keeping the focus on the next task.”

It’s great to hear a player say he wants to put all his focus on the field, but at some point Schaub is going to have to spend some time focusing on a new contract, either with the Texans now or, possibly, with another team next year. Schaub may see himself in Houston for many years to come, but the longer the two sides go without working out a new deal, the more likely it becomes that Schaub follows in the footsteps of Mario Williams and leaves Houston for greener pastures.

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8 Responses to “Matt Schaub sees himself in Houston for many years to come”
  1. toonsterwu says: Jul 5, 2012 1:24 PM

    “Schaub may see himself in Houston for many years to come, but the longer the two sides go without working out a new deal, the more likely it becomes that Schaub follows in the footsteps of Mario Williams and leaves Houston for greener pastures.”

    Barring injury-related issues, I simply don’t see Schaub leaving Houston next year. If they can’t work out a deal, I’d imagine that they would simply franchise him. This is a Texans team built to win now, and this is a Texans team that, as decent as TJ Yates was, isn’t a championship caliber club unless it has a high quality QB. They aren’t going to turn it over to a rookie, and they probably wouldn’t be in position to nab a top rookie QB if Schaub plays well this year.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 5, 2012 1:37 PM

    Just when things were unfolding perfectly for Matt, the alarm clock rang.

  3. butch815 says: Jul 5, 2012 1:41 PM

    Every agent that represents an athlete in a contract year, has the athlete commit to memory, the following lines to be repeated whenever asked about a new contract:

    1. I love this city.

    2. I want to finish what we started here in this city.

    3. I want to finish my career here in this city.

  4. butch815 says: Jul 5, 2012 1:50 PM

    The Texans have mortgaged their future… and the future…. was last year. As a result the Texans have created a Salary Cap Hell for 2012 and 2013. With a decent year in 2012 the following teams could be more than willing to pay above market value for Matt Schaub in 2013: Arizona, Buffalo, Jacksonville, Kansas City, San Francisco, Seattle and Tampa Bay.

  5. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jul 5, 2012 1:52 PM

    He’s just being pessimistic.

  6. hannahduccab says: Jul 5, 2012 2:12 PM

    I see Schaub in Houston for years to come too… as a color commentator.

  7. raqaiw says: Jul 5, 2012 3:15 PM

    Schaub will be in Houston for years to come,as the backup on the next 3 teams he plays for before he calls it an injury-plagued career and retires.

  8. bearflagfan says: Jul 5, 2012 3:21 PM

    I still wonder why Houston didn’t enter the Tebow sweepstakes. Schaub is injured too often to be a reliable starter. If they don’t win it all this year then their train will have left the station. I think it’s already too late.

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