Matt Schaub signs Houston Texans contract extension


The Houston Texans don't need to see anything more from quarterback Matt Schaub. They're ready to commit to him as their quarterback of the present and future.

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Texans general manager Rick Smith announced after Sunday's 30-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins that the team had signed Schaub to a contract extension. and NFL Network's Steve Wyche obtained the numbers from a source: It's a four-year contract with nearly $30 million guaranteed and a maximum value of $62 million.

We wouldn't pay too close attention to the max value just yet. The key is that the Texans were confident enough in Schaub's durability and performance to reward him despite the presence of promising young backup quarterback T.J. Yates. Arian Foster and the Texans' defense get the headlines, but coach Gary Kubiak trusts Schaub.

Schaub threw for 266 yards and one touchdown during Houston's win in the type of quietly effective performance for which he has become known. And then Schaub celebrated the win in the best way possible -- with a pile of cash.

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