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Rumor: Matt Schaub Cut & Ryan Mallett Interest


Say Whaa??!!! Neither one of these rumors should come as a surprise. After all, Matt Schaub has outstayed his welcome in Houston. That’s what happens when you turnover the ball, like you’re getting paid for it.

According to NFL.com the Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, and Cleveland Browns may have interest in Matt Schaub:

The Raiders are starting over at the position, while the Jets are a lock to chase after an experienced signal-caller if — and, again, when — they cut Mark Sanchez.

In Cleveland, adding Schaub would reunite him with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, the former Texans play-caller who squeezed the most out of the quarterback during their time together.

Obviously this doesn’t happen until Matt Schaub gets cut. I expect that to happen, March 11th at 3:01 PM ET. The Texans will wait until that time to get the most out of the salary cap hit. Solid re-sign Rick Smith. “Schaub’s our guy!” Stupid.

In all seriousness, the team that makes the most sense for Matt Schaub is Cleveland, and that’s not because Kyle Shanahan is there. It’s a franchise that’s completely doomed. So, why not add Schaub? What’s another couple of years of being a bad team?

With Schaub gone, the hole at quarterback for the Houston Texans is still in question. In my opinion, Case Keenum didn’t do a bad job last season. He was thrown in the fire with a shotty offensive line, and a dated offensive system.  Bill O’Brien obviously sees things differently. Keenum doesn’t have “NFL size”, which hurts him when it comes to becoming a real starter for the Houston Texans. Which has made the Texans look elsewhere for quarterback.

That brings us to Ryan Mallett. Another report from NFL.com states that the Texans have real interest in Mallett:

Citing a league source, MassLive.com’s Nick Underhill reports the Texans have “real” interest in acquiring Ryan Mallett from the New England Patriots.

Underhill told Around The League there is “nothing definite” yet, as it’s still in the “just talking” phase. But Houston’s interest is there.

Maybe the Texans should start printing jerseys with Jadeveon Clowney’s name on the back. If they make this Ryan Mallett trade happen, you can bet your ass that Clowney is the first pick. Cue tears of Aggies everywhere.

Smith and O’Brien must not think highly of the top quarterbacks in this draft. You can’t really blame them. They’ve showed interest in Matt Cassel and Michael Vick. The odds of them drafting a quarterback with that first pick is slim to none.

We’ll keep our ears to the ground and keep you guys updated.

Update:

John McClain the once subtle Houston Texans source just tweeted out:

Easy there John. Something tells me you’ll be eating the front page of the Houston Chronicle.
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