Once a star QB for the Houston Texans, Matt Schaub’s spent most of 2014 warming the bench for Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr.
The Baltimore Ravens have signed former Raiders and Texans QB Matt Schaub to a one-year deal worth $3 million.
According to the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens signed Schaub to be the backup for starting QB Joe Flacco. The team was short on backup QBs since Tyrod Taylor signed with the Buffalo Bills earlier this month.
An 11-year NFL veteran, Schaub was traded from the Atlanta Falcons to the Houston Texans in 2007 and became the team’s all-time leading passer in every major statistical category. Schaub led the NFL in passing in 2009 with 4,770 passing yards, making the Pro Bowl in the process and leading the Texans to their first winning season in franchise history. In 2011 Schaub went 7-3 in 10 starts as the team went to their first ever playoff game. In 2012 the Texans won a franchise-record 12 games under Schaub
But Schaub’s time in Houston ended in 2013 when he became the first QB in NFL history to throw an INT that was returned for a TD in four consecutive games. That year the Texans finished with a 2-14 record and the team traded him to the Oakland Raiders for a 6th round pick.
In his first and only season with the Raiders, Schaub lost the QB competition to rookie Derek Carr and was relegated to backup duty. He finished the year with career lows in all categories – completions, attempts and yards, and failed to throw a single TD.