Sep 22, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) warms up prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans to trade Matt Schaub to Oakland Raiders


All signs are pointing to the Houston Texans trading quarterback Matt Schaub to the Oakland Raiders for a late round draft choice, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Schefter wrote in an ESPN.com article:

“Schaub, who has a $14.5 million salary-cap figure and a $10 million base salary for 2014, became expendable when the Texans signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to a two-year deal Thursday night.”

I am honestly surprised the Texans received anything for a quarterback they didn’t want on their roster in the first place. There were various reports the Texans were going to release Schaub on Friday. It looks as though the Raiders would rather make sure they obtain Schaub in a trade, rather than risk signing him in free agency as the Cleveland Browns were also interested in the QB.

This is a win-win for each team as Schaub is better than any QB currently on the Raiders’ roster, and the Texans receive something in return for Schaub.

This trade will leave the Texans with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum and T.J. Yates as the QBs on the Texans’ roster.

Once this trade becomes “official” I’ve give my complete thoughts, but I will say this is a good move by the Texans and they are lucky to get any draft choice for the embattled QB.

This past season, Schaub passed for 2,310 yards with 10 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He threw an interception for a touchdown in four consecutive games this season, leading to his benching for Keenum.

The Texans were 2-14 last season, losing their final 14 games of the season.

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  • R8R4LIFE

    He doesn’t even want to come here! Why would they bring him in? You really think he’s going to come help us? Better QB or not…. better get somebody good with that pick..

    • Kenyon Hackworth D C

      An when did Matt Shaub say he didn’t want to go to Oakland?

      • R8R4LIFE

        Coulda swore I read it. If he is down and wants to come help, then fine. It’s just too expensive if his heart is not in it and ends up on the bench anyway. Don’t need another Flynn. Even though Schaub IS better than Flynn.

        • Julio Echeverria

          I just don’t want to lose a pick for him. I’d much rather wait for him to be released and try to sign him. Freeman is still there, if not, then let the draft play out. I understand RM is trying to build a nightmare of a defense, great, but I just don’t think Schaub will rise from his own ashes. Maybe, in old Raider fashion, he’s the next Jim Plunkett, I’m just not sold.

  • Berto Orozco

    I’ll take Schuab over Vick, Manziel, AND Sanchez. …ESPECIALLY Sanchez. ..just wondering what we havta give up…I’m “assuming” why this is taking so long is cause Texas want too much and are trying to shop him around for a trade. We may get em on a low low n trade value