Matt Schaub had quite the Sunday. He threw for 266 yards and a touchdown in the Texans’ first win of the season, and he signed a new four-year contract, according to the team.
PFW correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle says that Schaub signed a four-year deal worth $62 million with $24.75 million guaranteed. The average-per-year of Schaub’s deal is $15.5 million.
The ninth-year veteran would have been a free agent after the season. He played in 10 games last season before suffering a season-ending Lisfranc injury. In his five seasons with Houston, Schaub has thrown 92 touchdown passes and 52 interceptions. The Texans made the playoffs last season for the first time in franchise history.
The Texans announced Schaub's extension and that DE Tim Jamison also signed a new deal. Jamison is entering his fourth NFL season. He had two sacks last season and appeared in all 16 games. He had a sack and pass defensed in the Texans' Week One win over the Dolphins.
The way we see it
The Texans, who don't negotiate contracts with players in season, got the Schaub extension done at the 11th hour. It comes as a bit of a surprise, as we heard all offseason that OLB Connor Barwin was the player they wanted to lock up before the season, with Schaub's 2012 performance expected to dictate his future in Houston.
He is a great fit in head coach Gary Kubiak's West Coast offense, though, and the club appears to have decided that Schaub was going to be its best option moving forward.
The deal allows Schaub, who is surrounded by the best supporting cast since his arrival in Houston, to focus solely on returning the Texans to the postseason, somewhere he has never been, having missed last year's playoffs with a foot injury.