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Matt Schaub | Quarterback | #8

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/25/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 245
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (90) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Falcons agreed to terms with QB Matt Schaub on a two-year, $9 million deal.
The Falcons will pay $4.5 million per year to a player they hope never attempts a pass. Schaub provides excellent intangibles as a No. 2, but is completely washed as a passer. Schaub turns 36 in June. Wed, Mar 8, 2017 03:17:00 PM

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49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he is not looking for a "short-term fix" at quarterback.

"You want to make a commitment to somebody," Shanahan said. "In order to do that, you better make sure you’re on the same page with everyone else and you put the time in, you talk to people who’ve been with these guys." These comments would seem to shoot down reports of Matt Schaub and Brian Hoyer being options, but those guys will be nothing but bridge quarterbacks at best. The 49ers could commit to an early-round pick like UNC's Mitch Trubisky and still have him compete with a veteran in camp. With little chance of winning right now, that might even be the best option.
Sat, Feb 18, 2017 09:51:00 AM

Impending free agent Matt Schaub wants to sign somewhere he'll have an opportunity to start.

The idea of Schaub, 36 in June, starting is comical. His play fell off a cliff his final season in Houston back in 2013, and he's been with four teams over the past four seasons and is probably looking at his fifth in five years in 2017. There have been rumors he could follow Kyle Shanahan to San Francisco to either be a bridge to a younger quarterback or help install Shanahan's offense.
Mon, Feb 13, 2017 10:04:00 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, impending free agent Matt Schaub could follow Kyle Shanahan to the 49ers.

35-year-old Schaub's tank is on E as a player, but he was coached by Shanahan in Houston. Schaub has started just two games over the last three seasons. If Schaub joins Shanahan in San Francisco, he would be employed as either a backup or a bridge to a future franchise quarterback. Shanahan, who is expected to be named the Niners' head coach shortly after the Super Bowl, is also high on Patriots backup Jimmy Garoppolo. Colin Kaepernick finished the year as San Francisco's starter but is fully expected to opt out of his contract.
Sun, Feb 5, 2017 10:52:00 AM

Falcons agreed to terms with QB Matt Schaub, formerly of the Ravens.

Going on 35, Schaub will back up Matt Ryan. He's reuniting with OC Kyle Shanahan, under whom he had two of the best years of his career in Houston. The Falcons will be in major trouble if Schaub sees any game action, but Ryan is among the most durable players in the league.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 04:40:00 PM

Free agent Matt Schaub plans to continue his playing career in 2016.

Schaub attempted 80 passes for the Ravens in 2015, tossing more interceptions than touchdowns before injuries sent him to the bench. Going on 35, Schaub would be among the league's worst backups if he earned someone's No. 2 job for 2016.
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 02:42:00 PM

The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec said Ravens coach John Harbaugh "has been noncommittal" on his starting quarterback.

Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) is probable, but the pick-six machine was predictably mistake-prone in his two starts before the injuries. Jimmy Clausen was competent in a tough spot last week against the Seahawks and had a sliver of success with OC Marc Trestman in Chicago last season. Schaub is still the likely starter, but he may have a short leash.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 09:12:00 PM

Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) is probable for Week 15 against the Chiefs.

He sat out last week's game with a chest injury. Schaub has looked dismal in his two starts this year, throwing pick-sixes in both games. Kansas City's defense should be in for a big week.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 04:09:00 PM

Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

Observers early in the session suggested Schaub didn't look 100 percent, but the "full" designation is a pretty clear indication he'll be under center against the Chiefs. Jimmy Clausen will have to stay loose on the bench in case Schaub is benched for injury, ineffectiveness, or both.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 05:21:00 PM

Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) practiced again on Thursday.

However, the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reported that Schaub didn't appear very comfortable. It's possible Jimmy Clausen has to make another start. Whoever is under center is irrelevant for the likes of Kamar Aiken.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 01:45:00 PM

Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) is practicing Wednesday.

It puts Schaub on track to start Sunday against the Chiefs. Jimmy Clausen and Ryan Mallett would be the backups. Chiefs D/ST is an elite fantasy play.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 01:54:00 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Ravens are not putting Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) on injured reserve, and there is "some hope" he can start this week.

There was speculation Schaub was done for the season after news the Ravens were signing Ryan Mallett came out Monday, but Werder reports Schaub's health was not the reason Mallett was signed. Schaub did not practice at all last week, and Jimmy Clausen avoided embarrassing himself against the Seahawks. Neither player is starting in the semifinals of the fantasy playoffs, and the value of Baltimore's "skill" players will not be changed by Schaub or Clausen getting the start. Still, Schaub's status will be updated throughout the week.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 09:19:00 AM

Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) will be the Ravens' starting quarterback "if he's close to 100 percent."

The specifics on Schaub's injuries are still not disclosed, but they were enough to keep him out of Sunday's blowout loss to Seattle. If we were betting, our wager would be on Jimmy Clausen making another start versus Kansas City.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 04:23:00 PM

The Baltimore Sun confirms Matt Schaub (questionable, chest) isn’t expected to play Sunday.

Schaub is on the doubtful side of questionable after not practicing all week. Jimmy Clausen remains on track to start against Seattle.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 09:10:00 PM

Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) is questionable for Week 14 against the Seahawks.

He didn't practice all week and appears to be headed for a game-time decision. Jimmy Clausen would start at quarterback if Schaub can't get cleared. Clausen was useless when he played against Seattle in Week 3 (9-for-17 for 63 yards).
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 04:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matt Ryan
2Matt Schaub
3Garrett Grayson
RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3Ito Smith
4Terron Ward
GLB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
WR11Julio Jones
2Calvin Ridley
3Russell Gage
4Marvin Hall
WR21Mohamed Sanu
2Justin Hardy
3Reggie Davis
WR31Calvin Ridley
TE1Austin Hooper
2Logan Paulsen
3Eric Saubert
4Alex Gray
LT1Jake Matthews
2Ty Sambrailo
3Daniel Brunskill
LG1Andy Levitre
2Ben Garland
C1Alex Mack
2Jamil Douglas
RG1Brandon Fusco
2Wes Schweitzer
3Sean Harlow
RT1Ryan Schraeder
2Austin Pasztor
K1Matt Bryant