Matthew Rutledge Schaub is the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans team. After playing his NCAA football for Virginia, quarterback Matt, as he is fondly known as, was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons. He was the 90th pick overall in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft.
While at Virginia, he set numerous school records, including 7,502 passing yards, 56 touchdown passes, 716 completions, 1,069 attempts, .670 percent completion rate, eight 300-yard games and 20 games for 200-yards.
After playing from 2004 through 2006 for the Atlanta Falcons, Schaub was traded to the Houston Texans for second round draft picks in 2007 and 2008. He became Houston’s starter in 2007 and starting again in 2008. In 2009, he led the team to 4,770 yards, 396 completions and 298 yards per game with 583 passing attempts. As of 2010, he made 76 touchdowns and 48 interceptions of 14,176 passing yards. His quarterback rating was 91.7.
In 2004, he saw limited playing time with Atlanta. In 2005 and 2006, he also saw sporadic action. In 2007, his first with the Texans, he played in 11 games due to injury. Over the course of four seasons and 49 games, Schaub has completed 61.3-percent of his passes for 3,274 yards, 15 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. His QB rating is at 80.7-percent. With the Texans, Schaub became a starter and performed well. As a QB, he has fine field vision and makes good decisions in the pocket. At six-foot-five and 241 pounds, he has good height and bulk for a pro quarterback. At times, he attempts to force passes into extremely tight spots and he has a difficult time hitting targets with long passes. His short and intermediate passes are often right on target. He has a lot of ability and a fine upside.