Report: Texans, Raiders in ‘serious’ discussions over Matt Schaub


Oct 13, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8)  attempts a pass during the first quarter against the St. Louis Rams at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

SportsRadio 610 is reporting that a source has informed them that the Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders are in “serious” talks over quarterback Matt Schaub.

In the CBS Houston article it states:

"“SportsRadio 610 learned that the Texans are trying to make the deal and eventually want a quarterback that can step in an play right away in 2014, whether that is in the draft or in a trade.”"

This deal will probably most likely happen (if I were to guess) and would be a win-win for both franchises as the Texans would walk away from Schaub and his $10.5 million salary cap cost, and the Raiders would have a starting QB for next season, and still be able to groom their “quarterback of the future” whenever he joins that roster.

I have no problem with the Texans doing this deal for a single draft choice or another player, but unless that player is Matt McGloin (which I doubt it would be) the Texans would probably receive a late round draft choice for their former starting QB.

Schaub had a frustrating 2013 season, as he was benched for Case Keenum midway through the season, but finished the season as the Texans’ starting QB as Keenum missed the final two games due to an injury to his hand.

The Texans QB passed for 2,310 yards with 10 TDs and 14 interceptions this past season. For his 11-year career he has totaled 24,254 passing yards.

It looks as though very soon Schaub will no longer be a QB on the Texans roster, but his move to Oakland will be a good “short-term” fix for their franchise and it will be great for the Texans if for nothing else salary cap reasons.


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