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Matt Schaub gets new contract to go with win

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The Texans didn’t need to see much of quarterback Matt Schaub to give him a contract extension.

Just after the Texans polished off a 30-10 win over the Dolphins, word broke that Schaub and the team had agreed to a four-year contract extension. Schaub was set to become a free agent after the season, but now he’ll be with the Texans through the 2016 season.

“I’m very excited to continue to make Houston our home,” Schaub said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I’m happy to get it so both sides are happy about it.”

Mark Berman of FOX 26 reports that the deal is worth $62 million with $24.75 million guaranteed. Per Berman, the Texans restructured cornerback Jonathan Joseph’s deal to get Schaub’s contract done. Those are numbers that make it clear that the Texans see Schaub as a quarterback that can lead them to the Super Bowl. He lost his chance last season because of a foot injury, but the Texans should be in position to make another playoff run this year. It was thought he’d need to stay healthy to get the extension, but the Texans obviously feel confident on that front.

The Texans also announced a contract extension for defensive end Tim Jamison. Terms of that deal are not known.

Schaub threw for 266 yards and a touchdown Sunday, his first regular season game since suffering that foot injury last season. With a good defense and Arian Foster running well, they’ll take that every week in Houston.

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8 Responses to “Matt Schaub gets new contract to go with win”
  1. rg3savedc says: Sep 9, 2012 5:33 PM

    Still no Redskins headline huh?

  2. roastmeforbeingacardsfan says: Sep 9, 2012 5:34 PM

    this deal was made in midnight. schefter said it one tweet later.

  3. truetrue85 says: Sep 9, 2012 5:47 PM

    Why? He isn’t really even all that good and he’s always injured. TJ Yates led them to and even won a playoff game last season.

  4. dalucks says: Sep 9, 2012 6:01 PM

    Congrats to Matt Schaub on his new contract. I hope Rick Smith has a plan to create some salary cap space for the Texans in the near future.

  5. themightyhoustontexans says: Sep 9, 2012 10:05 PM

    I guess this pretty much means they won’t be resigning Connor Barwin.

  6. nomoresteelersfansplease says: Sep 9, 2012 11:09 PM

    @dalucks Rick Smith’s plan to save cap space was letting Mario Williams walk.

  7. longhornfan14 says: Sep 9, 2012 11:29 PM

    If you think that TJ Yates should start you obviously havent watched the Texans before.

  8. alonestartexan says: Sep 10, 2012 2:53 AM

    Yates played OK last year, I believe Matt Leinart would have won the same games Yates did.

    People always get excited about the backup QB’s..

    I for one, am glad to have Schaub locked up. He’s a pretty good QB when he’s healthy and he can lead us to the Super Bowl.

    Cowboys vs. Texans in New Orleans in Feb. !

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