Sep 27, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Matt Schaub (8) throws before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
21. Trading for Quarterback Matt Schaub from the Atlanta Falcons
It is understood that it didn’t end the way people wanted, but that doesn’t change the fact that Matt Schaub is the best quarterback the Texans have had to date.
It was 2007 and the Texans were ready to move on from David Carr as he wasn’t becoming the passer they wanted. To move forward they made a deal with the Atlanta Falcons for their backup, Schaub, who had shown some promise in limited action in Atlanta.
Still a stiff price was paid for the fourth-year player who had completed 52 percent of his passes and boasted six touchdowns and interceptions. Schaub also was 0-2 in his only starts, but Houston swapped their 8th pick for the Falcons 10th while also surrendering second round picks in 2007 and 2008.
What the Texans got was a quarterback who led the team out of their mediocrity and threw for 124 touchdowns to just 78 picks. Despite the rough end in 2013, he finished with a winning record of 46-42.
Schaub led the Texans to back-to-back winning seasons in 2011 and 2012 when they wound up with 10 and 12 wins respectively. To date, he is still the all-time passing leader in Houston with 23,221 yards in his seven seasons.
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