Case Keenum says Matt Schaub “couldn’t be a better guy”


Case Keenum took Matt Schaub’s job as the Texans’ starting quarterback. Schaub has handled that with class.

Keenum told the Houston Chronicle that Schaub has been a great guy to be around since they switched roles, with Keenum now on the field and Schaub holding a clipboard.

He couldn’t be a better guy through the whole thing,” Keenum said. “I’m extremely proud to know him. He’s still giving advice without me asking, just being there for me for whatever I need. I can’t say enough about him. He’s one of the best guys I know. I’m really fortunate to have him in our quarterback room.”

Keenum added that Schaub is there for him “every day. It’s in between plays in practices, on the sideline, watching film in the morning, all that stuff. It’s constant.”

Texans interim head coach Wade Phillips confirmed on Wednesday that he is on board with Gary Kubiak’s decision to replace Schaub with Keenum, and that Keenum remains the starter.