Originally published on Silver & Black Report on March 21, 2014
The Raiders have officially acquired veteran quarterback Matt Schaub after finalizing a trade with the Houston Texans early Friday morning.
Schaub was believed to be released by the Texans but instead they kept him and ultimately found a trade partner in the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders are reportedly sending a late-round pick to the Texans in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Schaub brings with him a $14.5 million cap hit
Schaub, a 10-year veteran, was originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons but didn’t become a regular starter until joining the Texans in 2007. In his 88 starts for the Texans, Schaub has thrown 124 touchdowns and 78 interceptions while averaging 3,317 passing yards per season.
The 32-year-old quarterback was benched last season due to his poor play and in an effort to see what the younger Case Keenum had. Despite being benched last season, Schaub is just one season removed from throwing for 4,008 yards, 22 touchdowns and 12 interceptions on 64.3 percent completion rate.