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And so we all wait for Matt Schaub, who somehow returns to more questions than he left us with, given the post-Schaub performance of the Texans last season and the new roster for this season.
Kubiak and the rest of the camp swear that Schaub will be ready for camp as planned. The truth hasn’t changed, though: Schaub is still injured.
At the recent Houston Texans Charity Golf Classic—that fountain of offseason information—Schaub’s status was of expected interest. Kubiak spoke to the team’s plans with Schaub directly. “He will do drill work, could throw some 7-on-7. He will not be put in a team environment where he might get tripped up.”
Kubiak also reiterated his optimism about Schaub’s timely return. “He’s ready to go. It’s just us being cautious with him right now.”
Schaub also spoke about his recovery.
Things are right on schedule. It’s just a matter of time. There’s no more major milestones, it’s just staying with the program, staying true to the plan, and really the next milestone is training camp, in my opinion. That’s when everything gets going.
Of course, Texans fans didn’t want to wait until training camp to have an answer. The best that can be done is hope that this long recovery pays off as we’d hoped. I’ll assume for now that Kubiak and Schaub know what they’re doing, especially because the greater sports community speaks about it as if the injured QB is ready to go and lead the Texans to a predicted top-10 performance.
And should his injury heal as expected, his performance as one of the league’s top rated passers will be what the rest of the question marks—including DeVier Posey and Keshawn Martin—need to be successful as rookies.
Perhaps more importantly, Schaub will need to prove he’s ready to be a long-term franchise quarterback by staying healthy, maintaining excellent numbers, and convincing the Texans that he’s worth re-signing at season’s end.