I’ve long been the ether’s foremost Matt Schaub apologist. Of the three Stealth Star articles I’ve written on veteran quarterbacks, the arguments in favor of Ben Roethlisberger and Joe Flacco debuted to enthusiasm and general credulity. The piece on Schaub has been the proverbial tree falling in the forest. That’s too bad since Schaub is the guy I like the most.
I may end up being wrong on Schaub, but I’ll no longer be the only one. While a lot of talking heads exist mainly for the supposed entertainment value, ESPN’s Ron Jaworski is a well-respected football mind. He recently ranked Matt Schaub No. 9 in his quarterback countdown and had this to say about him:
I know I’m in the minority on Schaub, but I feel pretty strongly that the difference in perception between the Texans’ signal caller and Tom Brady is mostly a matter of circumstance. In PFF’s passer rating, the gap between Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Brady, and Schaub was miniscule. Schaub has better numbers than Brady in both overall accuracy and deep accuracy.
For a further discussion of Schaub’s virtues – and a list of other quarterbacks to target – check out my 10 Sleeper Quarterbacks on FanSided.
To fully understand my enthusiasm on Schaub, check out why DeAndre Hopkins should go No. 1 in rookie drafts or jump over to Jon Moore’s tremendous article explaining why Hopkins compares favorably to some recent big time receivers.
And if you’re a Late Round QB fan, do check out the Stealth Star articles. The projections for Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco, and Matt Schaub are so good that a side-by-side comparison with Drew Brees pushed the Saints star onto the list of the 10 Most Overvalued Players.