There aren’t many people expecting quarterback Matt Schaub to stick with the Texans in 2014.
The team has the first overall pick of the draft and consensus wisdom is that they will use it to select a new quarterback to go with new head coach Bill O’Brien. Schaub is also due to make $11 million next season, which is a lot for a player who was injured, ineffective and benched at various points last season. That’s led to predictions that Schaub will be released at some point this offseason.
For now, though, Schaub is a member of the Texans roster and he’s making sure that O’Brien knows that he’s got a fan in Schaub. Schaub said he met with O’Brien briefly after O’Brien arrived from Penn State and was left impressed by the coach.
“Very enthusiastic, and a great coach,” Schaub said, via the team’s website. “Just very intelligent. Knows football. Knows offense and knows the game. Very productive. Very intense about what he does and that’s what we like as players.”
The kind words may not allow Schaub to keep his job or get his $11 million, but it’s good practice for what to say if he does wind up on a new team in the near future.