ESPN: Raiders Set to Acquire Matt Schaub
(NEW YORK) — With the NFL Draft on the horizon, all signs point to the Houston Texans taking a quarterback with the first overall pick. ESPN reports that the team will trade former starting quarterback Matt Schaub to the Oakland Raiders for a late-round pick.
The 32-year-old Schaub has spent the past seven seasons with the Houston Texans, and despite plenty of success during his time with the team, his performance slipped by a considerable margin in 2013.
This past season, Schaub threw ten touchdowns and 14 interceptions in ten games. Injuries and poor play led to his benching.
Aside from being an upgrade at the position, the Raiders are able to acquire Schaub due to their cap space. Schaub will make $14.5 million in 2014, with a $10 million base salary.
Terrelle Pryor was the primary quarterback for the Raiders last season. In 11 games, he threw for 1,798 yards with just seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
The Raiders hold the fifth pick in the upcoming draft.
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