The Oakland Raiders add, quarterback Matt Schaub Friday morning trade to become their next signal caller.
Earlier today it was confirmed by Adam Schefter of ESPN.The Texans traded Schaub for a late-round selection in the NFL Draft.
Oakland Raiders now are expected to trade a 2014 late-round pick to Houston Texans in exchange for QB Matt Schaub, per league source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 21, 2014
Later Friday the deal was completed after he finished the physical in Oakland. Schaub was officially traded for the Raiders sixth round pick in the NFL Draft in May according to Schefter.
Official: As reported this am, QB Matt Schaub traded to Oakland for a 6th-round pick this year.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 21, 2014
The 32-year-old Schaub started eight games last season before his benching, became expendable when the Texans acquired Tennessee Titans backup and former Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals starter Ryan Fitzpatrick on Thursday.
Fitzpatrick is expected to serve as a mentor to the quarterback that new Texans coach Bill O'Brien is expected to draft.
In 2012 Schaub led the Texans to a 12-4 record season throwing 22 touchdowns with 12 interceptions when he made the Pro Bowl for the second time since 2009.
However, last season he wasn’t as hot Schaub, 46-44 as a starter, threw 10 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, including an interception returned for a touchdown during a league-record four consecutive games. He appeared to lose confidence, was booed and benched.
The trade is an improvement to what the Raiders had. Now it’s necessary to build the right weapons around him. Schaub will also become a good mentor to Matt McGloin and whoever they pursue in the draft.
This also provides the Raiders more opportunities going into the draft other than going with settling for a QB with the fifth overall pick.
The Raiders are now no longer forced to select one of the top three quarterbacks in the 2014 draft class, Central Florida's rising Blake Bortles, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel or Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater with the fifth overall pick.
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