clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Rumor: Oakland Raiders Interested In Matt Schaub?

New, comments

Could the Texans' former franchise quarterback find new life in Oakland next year? One report says the Raiders could be interested in Matt Schaub's services once the Texans release him.

Could this scene repeat itself in Oakland next season?
Could this scene repeat itself in Oakland next season?
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Salary cap implications aside, your Houston Texans are going to cut Matt Schaub this offseason. He has played his last game in a Texans uniform. We can pay lip service to the notion that Bill O'Brien hasn't decided which quarterbacks, if any, to keep from the 2013 roster, but it'd be just that--lip service. Matt Schaub became Chuck Knoblauch in 2013, and Matt Schaub is going to be in between jobs soon.

There will be plenty of time to put Schaub's career in Houston into perspective (and truthfully, there was far more good than bad), and there won't be any shortage of virtual ink spilled here on that topic. At the moment, however, I want to discuss this tweet by Evan Silva and the report linked therein by the National Football Post's Len Pasquarelli.

The article from Pasquarelli provides in relevant part:

Just some scuttlebutt, but if (when?) the Houston Texans release Matt Schaub, the Raiders could be among the teams interested in the quarterback. Schematically, it isn’t a great fit, and Schaub is more a "systems" guy, but it’s said he has some fans in the organization and would be a stabilizing factor. . . .

I think Matt Schaub has been a full-time starter in the NFL for the last time. That doesn't mean his days of drawing a paycheck as a QB in the NFL are done. While I think it's far more likely a team signs him as a designated backup QB than as someone who's competing for a QB1 job, stranger things have happened.  Signal-callers are always in demand, and it's feasible that the Raiders could prefer Schaub to Matt McGloin or Terrelle Pryor. What say you?