Schaub won't find a home with the Browns instead the Raiders
Posted by Andrew Robinson, Sports Producer - email
It turns out veteran quarterback Matt Schaub won't end up playing for the Cleveland Browns in 2014 after all.
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
It turns out veteran quarterback Matt Schaub won't end up playing for the Cleveland Browns in 2014 after all. Instead of releasing Schaub, the Houston Texans have traded him to the Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders officially announced the addition of Schaub on Friday. According to NFL.com, Oakland gave up a sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft for the former Texans quarterback. With former Ohio State Buckeye Terelle Prior, Matt McGloin and Trent Edwards already on Oakland's depth chart, it is likely Schaub will be the starter for the Raiders to start the 2014 season.
The Cleveland Browns expressed interest in Schaub which would have reunited him with his former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. The Browns were waiting for the Texans to release Schaub and didn't expect there to be any suitors for a trade.
The trade could change Oakland's draft strategy. Many expected the Raiders to go after a quarterback like Johnny Manziel with the fifth-pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Schaub likely will not be the answer to all of Oakland's problems at the quarterback position, but his presence means they could take talent over need when the number five pick comes around. They could also wait until later in the draft to take a quarterback.
Schaub holds over 30 of the Texans franchise records including: most career wins, highest completion percentage, most career passing yards, most passing yards in a single season and of course most consecutive games with an interception returned for a touchdown which was set this past season. The Texans signed Schaub to a four year $62 million extension in 2012, but after a 2013 season which saw Schaub throw just 10 touchdowns to 14 interceptions, it was obvious his time in Houston was running out.