But the issue remains whether he is in fact talented enough to make those plays. Right now Schaub's legacy hangs in the balance. Is he a productive quarterback who was able to rack up regular season victories on the back of his teammates' dominant displays, or was he able to turn it on in the big games to produce when it really mattered and guide his franchise further than it had ever been?
At this point in his career, Schaub has earned all the money he will need. He has achieved everything he will have wanted to achieve, except for cementing his legacy with post-season celebrations. Against the New England Patriots this weekend, he will have one, maybe final, say in how NFL fans will label his career on the whole.