When it comes to being a professional athlete, there are going to be times when certain individuals struggle–which is exactly what happened to Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub towards the end of the season. Even if Schaub did experience his fair-share of struggles towards the end of the season, there’s no reason why anyone should even be questioning the quarterback’s status with the team for the 2013 season.
Schaub played a big role in helping Houston earn back-to-back division titles for the first time in franchise history over the last two seasons and is coming off a year in 2012 in which he threw for 4,008 yards to go along with 22 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions. However, the main reason for concern is the fact that Schaub failed to throw a single touchdown pass in four of the team’s final six games–including playoffs.
For a quarterback with one of the best receivers the NFL has to offer in Andre Johnson–this is completely unacceptable.
As mentioned before, there are going to be times when a player goes through his or her share of struggles and just because Schaub’s game was off over the final six games of the regular season doesn’t mean the Texans should consider replacing him at quarterback. With the type of leadership he’s displayed over the last six seasons in Houston, Schaub deserves to be the go-to guy for the Texans once again next season and all this chatter about him being replaced is just ridiculous at this point in the offseason.
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