As reported on Friday afternoon, Schaub jumped ships and will be one of the veteran QBs for the Raiders. Schaub coming from a bad season last year, threw for 10 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
The ex-Texan quarterback was eventually benched and replaced by Case Keenum. Schaub was given one more chance at the end of the 2013 season but failed to accomplish a victory for the Texans.
During the offseason, the Texans signed Ryan Fitzpatrick from the Buffalo Bills who is expected to mentor the rookie quarterback that is expected to be drafted by Houston in May.
In 2011 and 2012, Matt Schaub led the Texans to two consecutive AFC South Divisional titles. He has also been a Pro Bowler twice and has had 4,000 passing-yard seasons three times in this career with Houston.
The trade for the Oakland Raiders is not a bad one. In the first place, there was not much to choose from what was available in the market, and Schaub turned out to be likely the best option. At least the Raiders didn’t give up their first round pick, phew!
Additionally, Matt Schaub never had any serious injuries, now being 32 years old, and looks very healthy. Yes, he had a bad season last year, and that is why he was traded. On the other hand, what club team would let go of a quarterback if he was doing great?
This could be a good opportunity for Schaub to get a restart with a new team. His pocket passing abilities will be a working progress, though, as the Oakland Raiders are still in the process of rebuilding the offensive line.
Matt Schaub might have to learn to be a little more mobile than he was with the Texans. The Silver and Black fans will have to wait and see what will happen with this move.