According to Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com, the Atlanta Falcons are on the verge of trading backup quarterback Matt Schaub to the Houston Texans, and the deal could be completed by the end of Wednesday. Glazer reports that the Falcons would swap first-round picks this year with the Texans and receive second-round picks in the 2007 and 2008 drafts.
While some have speculated that the Vikings had an interest in Schaub last year, those talks never seemed serious and a trade to Minnesota didn't appear imminent. Houston's starting quarterback, David Carr, has also been a subject of potential trade rumors to the Vikings this offseason, and his value with the Texans would plummet when the Schaub deal is completed.
However, Vikings coach Brad Childress has stated repeatedly this offseason that he envisions second-year quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and veteran Brooks Bollinger battling it out for the starting spot in training camp, and indications are that it would be Jackson's job to lose. Childress said he'd be more likely to draft a developmental quarterback, and any veteran acquisition would be more in a mentoring role. That doesn't fit Carr's current profile.
Carr was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2002.
While Schaub has started only two games, he is considered a hotter commodity in league circles.
In 75 starts with the Texans, the 6-foot-3, 230-pound Carr has completed 60 percent of his passes for 13,391 yards, 59 touchdowns and 65 interceptions for a 75.5 passer rating.
QB Carr Could Be Available Soon
Viking Update Top Stories
Viking Update Mock Draft, Version 2The Minnesota Vikings don’t have a first-round pick, but they will be watching talent come off the board in the first round, including selections by their NFC North rivals.
Viking UpdateYesterday at 9:52 AM
Vikings decision-makers learning the offenseAs the Minnesota Vikings look to improve their offense, the decision-makers are getting more involved on that side of the ball.
Viking UpdateYesterday at 4:39 AM
Holler: Peterson's days as a Viking numberedWe will likely find out this week whether Adrian Peterson is a Minnesota Viking or not and the smart money is pointing toward "no."
Viking UpdateYesterday at 4:16 AM
Cornerbacks: Will Vikings have a need?The necessity for free-agent help at cornerback in a flooded market may have more to do with decisions made internally for the guys they already have.
Viking UpdateSunday at 7:03 AM
Sunday slant: Spielman has studiesMinnesota Vikings general manager says he has color coding for draft prospects in abundance, but he has plenty of analytical studies that have produced exactly the conclusions you…
Viking UpdateSunday at 6:38 AM