T.J. Yates entered Sunday night's 34-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter after Schaub threw his third interception of the night. (Earlier in the game, Schaub threw an interception returned for a touchdown for an NFL-record fourth consecutive game.) The Texans were down 24-3 at the time of Schaub's interception, and the 49ers quickly converted the pick into seven more points.
"This has to be rock bottom," Kubiak said.
The question now becomes: How much longer can Kubiak stick with Schaub?
The interceptions have been brutal, but Schaub has enjoyed positive moments this season. (He entered the game with a a passer rating close to the league average.) Kubiak didn't seem thrilled with Yates' development in the offseason, and the team considered giving Case Keenum the backup job. Kubiak probably doesn't trust Yates either. There's a reason why Schaub was paid nearly $30 million guaranteed in a contract signed early last year.
Kubiak knows this season still can be salvaged. He believes, for now, that Schaub is the best bet to save things.