While many thought there was a good chance Derek Carr would usurp the Raiders' starting QB gig from former Houston Texans starting quarterback Matt Schaub at some point this season, I don't think that many observers thought it would occur before the regular season even started. Yet Jay Glazer says that's precisely what's happened.
Breaking: Raiders players have been informed that the team is making the switch at QB and starting Derek Carr over Matt Schaub— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) September 1, 2014
Carr has had a terrific preseason. Players were informed earlier today of the switch— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) September 1, 2014
The Texans parted ways with Matt Schaub back in March after a historically disastrous season for both team and player in 2013. For a ridiculously good and thorough read on Matt Schaub's tenure in Houston, I'll take this opportunity to highly recommend Matt Weston's four-part retrospective on Schaub here, here, here, and here.
Schaub hoped a fresh start in Oakland would allow him to rediscover the success he had throughout the majority of his tenure in Houston. Alas, it doesn't appear that's in the cards.
What's your reaction to Schaub being demoted before he took a single regular season snap for the Raiders? At the hands of David Carr's little brother, no less?