According Pasquarelli, the Oakland Raiders “could be” be among the teams interested in signing QB Matt Schaub, assuming the Texans release him in the next few weeks, which is general expectation around the league.
“Schematically, it isn’t a great fit, and Schaub is more a “systems” guy, but it’s said he has some fans in the organization and would be a stabilizing factor,” Pasquarelli writes.
Schaub, 32, is entering the third year of his five-year, $66.15 million contract that included $29.15 million guaranteed. As things stand right now, he stands to make up to $11 million depending on roster bonuses, and counts $14.125 million against the team’s 2014 salary cap.
Releasing Schaub would free up about $3.6 million, according to Overthecap.com, so you can see why it makes plenty of sense for the Texans to part ways with a quarterback who is coming off of an atrocious season.
The Oakland Raiders clearly need help at the quarterback position, but signing Schaub is going to do little for them in the long-run. If they intend to draft a quarterback prospect at No. 5 overall, then I can see adding a veteran to pair with a rookie, but creating all of that cap space and then signing Schaub doesn’t seem like the best use of their resources.