Dec 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) scrambles out of pocket against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. The Titans won 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports
17. Matt Schaub leads the NFL in passing yardage
Matt Schaub had his moments in Houston where he looked to be great. 2009 was one of those seasons for the former Falcons player. Taken as a third-round selection from West Virginia, he backed up Mike Vick and flashed some potential before coming to Houston as the guy.
His third season with the team saw the Texans go 9-7 behind an impressive season by Schaub. He lead the NFL with 4,770 passing yards while throwing 29 touchdown passes.
The grind-it-out Texans that were known for running the ball and playing tough defense all of a sudden had a team willing to air-it-out with the best of them and Schaub had no problem pulling the trigger.
It was definitely the high point in his career as he followed that season up with a 4,370 yard passing season and another 24 touchdowns. Schaub would only have one more season over the 4,000 yard mark as he tossed for 4,008 in 2012. The team fell apart in 2013 and he is now a backup for the Baltimore Ravens. Sitting behind the never injured Joe Flacco should mean Schaub probably won’t see much playing time in the near future.
Still, 2009 was a remarkable year for him, and a great time to be a Texan fan.
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