You probably read the headline of this post and thought, "Man, those guys must really be hurting for things to talk about." And you'd be right. Aside from the Senior Bowl and general draft speculation, the uncertainty surrounding the labor situation in the NFL has placed free agent speculation on the back-burner, and we're in the midst of the dead week before the Super Bowl to boot. If you know nothing else about me, know this: When there's little real news to discuss, I'm not above manufacturing debate by throwing a general question to which there is no right answer out there for the sake of watching everyone weigh in with different opinions.
In the spirit of that practice, I ask you: For the 2011 season, what quarterback, aside from Matt Schaub, would you rather have under center for your Houston Texans? Note that the question is specifically phrased with the 2011 season in mind; I'm not talking about who'd be best in three or five years. Note further that we're not talking about what it'd take to get said QB(s); assume that you'd simply be swapping Schaub out for another QB, with no other pieces changing and contract terms not being an issue. Essentially, the question is: Who do you believe is a better QB than Matt Schaub as we move toward the 2011 season?
Pointless exercise? You bet! Don't let that stop you! The list of QBs I'd rather have under center for the 2011 Houston Texans awaits your ridicule after the jump.
Instead of The Schaub, I'd rather have the following guys quarterbacking the Texans in 2011 (in no particular order):
1. Tom Brady 2. Peyton Manning 3. Drew Brees 4. Aaron Rodgers 5. Ben Roethlisberger 6. Philip Rivers
That's it. I welcome the questioning of my sanity for reasons included but not limited to (1) having Ben Roethlisberger on this list (frankly, I'm surprised at myself) and (2) somehow failing to include Vince Young and simultaneously not properly respecting the vaunted statistic of justwinsgames.
In these bleak times of no Texans news, please do your part by analyzing my list and providing your own list (if there is one, I mean...perhaps there is no QB that you'd rather have in '11 than Matt Schaub) in the Comments.