Matt Schaub probably had a better day than you did today. Of course, there are always exceptions.
Did you get married today? Your day was pretty awesome then, minus the fact that you missed the first Sunday of the NFL season. Poor form, dude.
Did you witness the birth of your first child today? Your day was also pretty good then, minus the fact that nine months ago you didn’t properly calculate that you’d be missing the first day of the NFL season. Poor form, dude.
All Schaub did was pass for 266 yards and a touchdown during the Texans’ win over a woefully inept Dolphins team, and then he signed a four-year contract extension worth $62 million, $24.75 million of which is guaranteed.
Schaub was scheduled to become a free agent after the end of this season, and after cranking open their vault to secure and extend the contracts of Conor Barwin and Arian Foster earlier in the offseason, it seemed likely that the Texans would wait on their 31-year-old quarterback and make him prove his health after a serious Lisfranc injury last year.
That wait lasted exactly one game. As always, the key here is the guaranteed money, which is the only aspect of any NFL contract that really matters. It’s a very manageable number for a QB who had at least 4,300 passing yards in each of the two seasons prior to last year.
He’s now under contract until the end of the 2016 season with a deal that will average $15.5 million annually overall.