Deal could have impact on draft and class of quarterbacks.
The Oakland Raiders will trade a late-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft to the Houston Texans in exchange for quarterback Matt Schaub, according to ESPN.
Schaub has a $14.5m salary cap figure and $10m base salary for 2014, and after the Texans moved to bring in former Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, they have allowed the 32-year-old to move on.
The Cleveland Browns were reportedly also interested in signing him which would have set up a reunion with former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, but the Raiders made their case and ultimately won the race to bring in the veteran quarterback.
The trade deal could also have an impact on the draft itself, with both teams scheduled to pick in the top five it could in turn effect how high quarterbacks are selected.
While Houston will likely now have an even greater need to bring in a signal-caller with their No.1 overall pick having split with Schaub, the Raiders will have less emphasis on filling that position on their roster and could potentially now look elsewhere with their No.5 overall pick.
Following his arrival, Oakland now have three other quarterbacks on their roster with Terrelle Pryor, Matt McGloin and Trent Edwards. However, coach Dennis Allen has previously revealed that he isn’t certain that the franchise’s future quarterback is currently on the roster.
It remains to be seen whether or not the Raiders have now identified Schaub as that man, with the two-time Pro Bowler going through a difficult season last year.
Having led the Texans to back-to-back AFC South Division titles in 2011 and 2012, he lost his starting job to rookie Case Keenum in October and although he was able to wrestle it back he could not prevent a 14-game losing streak.