Today, the Oakland Raiders sent a sixth round draft pick to the Houston Texans in exchange for quarterback Matt Schaub. The trade gives the Raiders a veteran quarterback to compete with Matt McGloin for the starting position in training camp.
The Raiders could also draft a rookie quarterback to round out their signal caller competition.
Schaub will cost the Raiders $10.93 million against the salary cap, but Oakland had over $25 million in cap space prior to the trade.
Schaub was brutal last season, throwing 14 interceptions in just eight games played. In 2012, however, he led the Texans to a 12-4 record with 4,008 yards passing and 22 touchdowns, with just 12 interceptions. He also exceed the 4,000 yard passing mark in 2009 and 2010, including his league leading 4,770 yards in 2009. For his career, Schaub is 46-44 with 24,254 yards, 130 touchdowns, 84 interceptions, and a 89.8 passer rating.
For the Miami Dolphins, this could mean they will face Schaub when the two teams meet in London during the NFL's Week 4 schedule. Rather than facing a rookie or second year starter, the Dolphins could be facing a ten year veteran, and two time Pro Bowl quarterback. Will Schaub make a difference in the outcome of that game? Vote in the poll and let us know.