This may be the end of the road for former Texans quarterback Matt Schaub. A year after trading for him, the Oakland Raiders have cut the former Texans starting quarterback.
The Raiders have released QB Matt Schaub.— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) March 16, 2015
Last March, with everyone knowing that the team would release him, the Texans received a sixth-round pick from the Raiders in exchange for Schaub. Oakland hoped new surroundings would revitalize Schaub's career as he held down the quarterback spot until Derek Carr was ready. Schaub was his 2013 self in Oakland, and Carr won the job out of training camp. Carr would start all sixteen games in the 2014.
Schaub spent seven season in Houston, helping lead the team to two AFC South division championships in 2011 and 2012 (Schaub missed the second half of the 2011 season with a Lisfranc injury; at the time of the injury, Houston was 7-3 and in first place in the division). Gary Kubiak's handpicked quarterback was a two-time Pro-Bowler and four-time AFC Player of the Week. Schaub holds the Texans' all-time career record in passing attempts (3,020), completions (1,951), passing yards (23,221), passing touchdowns (124), and interceptions (78).
The last category was Schaub's downfall. In 2013, Schaub set an NFL record by throwing a pick-six in four consecutive games. After being benched and eventually reinserted into the starting lineup, he finished the 2013 season with 2,310 passing yards, 10 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.
It's uncertain what the future will hold for a quarterback that doesn't appear to have any arm strength left, but I'm sure Gary Kubiak and the Broncos can find a spot for him on the third string.