5 times the Houston Texans thought they had a franchise quarterback
2. Matt Schaub
In defense of Matt Schaub, he truly was the closest thing the Texans ever had in terms of a legitimate franchise quarterback. From 2007-2013, the job was his and he actually led Houston to some pretty good seasons.
After being drafted out of Virginia by the Atlanta Falcons, Schaub showed some promise as a backup to Mike Vick. Houston liked what they enough to offer two second round picks for Schaub, despite the fact that he only threw 161 passes and had six touchdowns and picks each while completing just 52.2 percent of his passes for 1,033 yards.
Schaub was up-and-down in years one and two for the Texans, but exploded in 2009 when he threw for an NFL best 4,770 yards and added 29 touchdown passes. He led the team to their first ever winning season at 9-7 and the arrow was pointing up.
He threw for over 4,000 yards two more times for the Texans (the following year of 2010 and again in 2012 after an injury plagued 2011 season). Yet what Schaub is mostly remembered for in Houston is how it all fell apart.
In 2013 he seemed to have lost his touch completely as he threw more interceptions (14) than touchdowns (10) for the first time in his Houston career. He was also widely picked on for his misfortune of throwing interceptions that were returned for a touchdown at an alarming rate.
Houston moved on from Schaub following that season and he is now a backup with the Atlanta Falcons once again after stints with Oakland and Baltimore.
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