Originally published on Silver & Black Report on March 16, 2014
Reports surfaced Sunday morning that the Raiders and Houston Texans are in discussions to try and send veteran quarterback Matt Schaub to the Raiders, according to Sports Radio 610.
Source: #Texans And #Raiders In 'Serious' Trade Talks For Matt Schaub http://t.co/jeHebu38vu
— SportsRadio 610 (@SportsRadio610) March 16, 2014
The Texans are coming off of a two-win season and are believed to be looking for a franchise quarterback with their first-round pick.
It has long been believed that Schaub wouldn't be a Texan come next year but most expected him to become a June 1st cut. Schaub is due $10.5 million against the salary cap next season.
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.
The report does not list what the possible compensation is that the Raiders would send to Houston.