Schaub (6-5, 237) enters his fourth year in the NFL. He was drafted by the Falcons in the third round (90 th overall) of the 2004 draft from the University of Virginia. He has appeared in 38 career games, while serving as a capable backup to QB Michael Vick, starting two games.
During his rookie year, the West Chester, Pa. native started the first game of his NFL career against the New Orleans Saints, completing 17 of 41 passes for 188 yards, the second best for a Falcons rookie in team history. His next start came in 2005 against New England where he completed 18 of 34 passes for 298 yards and three touchdowns and he set his career high with a QB rating of 112.1. In that game, he rallied the Falcons from 14 and 15 point deficits.
Schaub left the University of Virginia as the school's leader in completions (716), attempts (1,069), passing yards (7,502), touchdown passes (56) and 300-yard passing games (8). He finished his senior year by completing 288 of 418 pass attempts with 2,976 yards and 28 touchdowns. He earned the 2002 ACC Player of the Year Award. An accurate passer in college, he is second in NCAA history with a career completion percentage of 66.9 percent.
Schaub is the second player acquired via trade since Texans GM Rick Smith arrived in June, 2006. Houston acquired RB Samkon Gado from the Green Bay Packers last season for RB Vernand Morency. Schaub becomes the sixth player to join the Texans this offseason. They have signed five unrestricted free agents: LB Shawn Barber, OT Jordan Black, LB Danny Clark, RB Ahman Green and DT Jeff Zgonina.
** TEXANS TRADE HISTORY
March 4, 2002: Traded QBDanny Wuerffel to Washington in exchange for DTJerry DeLoach.
March 25, 2002: Traded first of three 2002 seventh-round draft picks to Pittsburgh as compensation for restricted free agent KKris Brown**.
March 28, 2002:Traded future draft pick to St. Louis in exchange for CB Jacoby Shepherd.
April 17, 2002:Traded RB Charlie Rogersto Buffalo in exchange for LB Jay Foreman.
April 21, 2002:Traded fourth-round draft pick (116 th overall) to Atlanta in exchange for 2003 third-round pick.
March 6, 2003:Traded fifth-round pick to New England in exchange for T Greg Randall.
April 26, 2003:Traded second-round pick (36 th overall) and fourth-round pick (117 th overall) to New England in exchange for second-round pick (41 st overall) and third-round pick (75 th overall); Traded third-round pick (83 rd overall) and seventh-round pick (262 nd overall) to Oakland in exchange for 2004 second-round pick.
April 27, 2003:Traded fifth-round pick (138 th overall) to Indianapolis in exchange for 2004 fourth-round pick.
March 19, 2004:Traded QB Drew Hensonto Dallas in exchange for 2005 third-round pick.
April 24, 2004:Traded second round pick (40 th overall), third-round pick (71 st overall), fourth-round pick (103 rd overall) to Tennessee in exchange for first-round pick (27 th overall); also exchanged fifth-round picks (138 th to 159 th overall).
April 25, 2004:Traded fifth-round pick (159 th overall) to Jacksonville in exchange for sixth-round pick (175 th overall) and seventh-round pick (210 th overall).
April 20, 2005:Traded second-round pick (47 th overall) and third-round pick (78th overall) to Oakland in exchange for CB **Phillip Buchanon.
April 23, 2005: **Traded first-round pick (13 th overall) to New Orleans in exchange for first-round pick (16 th overall) and 2006 third-round pick.
April 6, 2006: Traded fifth-round pick (134 th overall) to Buffalo in exchange for WR Eric Moulds.
July 27, 2006: Traded a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2007 to the San Francisco 49ers for QB Cody Pickett.
Sept. 13, 2006: Traded RB Vernand Morency to Green Bay in exchange for RB Samkon Gado.
March 22, 2007: Acquired QB Matt Schaub from the Atlanta Falcons.