Houston Texans trade Schaub to Raiders

After his toughest year as a pro Matt Schaub will get a fresh start as the QB of the Oakland Raiders.

After his toughest year as a pro Matt Schaub will get a fresh start as the QB of the Oakland Raiders.

 

After signing a veteran backup in ex Titans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick it was clear the Texans had made their decision to either trade or cut their former starting QB Matt Schaub. It was rumored last week that the 2 teams that were interested in Schaub were the Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns. The Oakland Raiders traded the Houston Texans a 6th round pick for the veteran QB. The Raiders now have 4 QB’s on their roster with Schaub joining Terrell Pryor, Matt McGloin, and Matt Flynn.

Matt Schaub was traded to the Oakland Raiders in a move to save some cap space by the Texans.

Matt Schaub was traded to the Oakland Raiders in a move to save some cap space by the Texans.

Though the Raiders only gave up a 6th rounder for him  he’s due 10.5 million dollars this season, 12 million next season, and a whopping 14

million dollars for the 2016 season. That kind of money would make me think he’ll be the teams starter. The Raiders will most likely be releasing one of the other QB’s before the draft. I’d guess Matt Flynn would ne that guy, as he was the least effective of the Raiders QB’s last year. If Schaub is the starter he’ll face his former team in Oakland this season.

As a Texan Schaub racked up 23,221 passing yards in 7 years as the teams starting QB. He also threw for 124 TD’s and 78 interceptions for a passer rating of 90.9.