The Houston Texans and quarterback Matt Schaub have agreed to a four year contract extension. Schaub was playing out the final year of his deal this season. It was assumed that the team would wait until after the season to complete the deal giving the situation a wait and see approach. There was some hesitation on the Texans part after a foot injury sidelined Schaub in week 10 of last year. It seems that the team decided that the quarterback was worth the risk.
Schaub originally joined the team in a trade with the Atlanta Falcons in 2007. At the time Atlanta had Michael Vick and did not want to make an investment in a second quarterback. The Falcons received two second round picks and swapped first rounders. Probably not a trade that the Falcons would have made had they known what the future held for Vick’s career.
Schaub has established himself as the franchise quarterback for the Houston franchise. Along with Texans superstar wide out Andre Johnson and running back Arian Foster he has made the Texans’ offense a dominate force in the league. The team has struggled to find success in the past with a strong offense and subpar defense. This is all starting to change as the defense has established itself as a top tier unit.
This year there are high expectations for this Houston team. They are expected to build on last year’s success of winning the division and a playoff game. This is well balanced team that will be a challenge for any team. The plan is in place to keep this team rolling as fans can now chant, four more years.
This article is by Joe Serenka, Rant Sports Houston Texans Blogger. You can see more of his articles at http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/author/joeserenka/ And you can follow him on twitter at @Texansblogster