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Matt Schaub | Quarterback

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/25/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 235
College: Virginia
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Raiders coach Dennis Allen is waiting for an update on Matt Schaub's elbow injury before naming his Week 1 quarterback.
Schaub's minor elbow issue appears to have given Allen the opening he needed to name Derek Carr the starter, but the Raiders will go through a few formalities first. Carr lit up the Seahawks' 2s and 3s in Thursday night's preseason finale, and has run circles around Schaub all preseason. We expect Carr to get the call against the Jets next weekend. Schaub will be away from the team this weekend as he deals with a "personal issue." Aug 29 - 7:26 PM

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Matt Schaub (elbow) did some "light tossing" on Wednesday, and will be re-evaluated on Monday.

Schaub's miraculously-timed "injury" is leaving the door open for second-rounder Derek Carr to start in Week 1. Carr missed the third preseason game with a rib injury, but is getting a Thursday-evening showcase against the Seahawks' reserves. Schaub has played poorly enough this August that it can't be assumed the Raiders will stand by him if they're convinced by what they see from Carr on Thursday.
Aug 28 - 3:33 PM

Raiders coach Dennis Allen has "no concerns" at quarterback, and is adamant Matt Schaub (elbow) will start Week 1.

If this were actually true, Allen would deserve to be fired on the spot. Instead, it's just a matter of a coach already committed to vanilla "quotes" trying to keep his quarterback's shattered confidence up. The reality has to be that the Raiders are deeply concerned with Schaub's arm strength and horrible preseason, and will be ready to turn to Derek Carr at any moment. Carr is shaping up as the favorite to lead the Raiders in starts this season.
Aug 25 - 5:05 PM

Matt Schaub (elbow tendinitis) remained sidelined Monday.

It's a day-to-day "injury." However serious Schaub's ailment is, it's an out for the Raiders should they decide to go with rookie Derek Carr at quarterback.
Aug 25 - 3:46 PM's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders remain committed to Matt Schaub as their Week 1 starter.

No one but the Raiders expected Schaub to look good this preseason, but he's been ever worse than feared, completing just 24-of-47 passes for 218 yards (4.63 YPA), zero touchdowns and one pick through three games. The Raiders have given themselves an out, however, discovering a "minor" elbow "injury." Second-rounder Derek Carr may have seized the starting job had he not missed last weekend's dress rehearsal with a rib ailment. Schaub is on borrowed time under center. He's un-draftable in two-quarterback leagues.
Aug 25 - 1:34 PM

Matt Schaub has been diagnosed with mere tendinitis in his throwing elbow.

It's a non-structural issue that can often be healed with rest. The Raiders should be praying that this is the only reason Schaub's arm strength has looked so poor this preseason -- he didn't look any better last year before getting benched in favor of Case Keenum in Houston. Schaub will likely be under center Week 1, but we'd bet on Derek Carr giving the Raiders a better chance to win this season.
Aug 25 - 9:29 AM

Matt Schaub is now battling a "sore elbow" at Raiders camp.

An arm injury doesn't explain Schaub's inability to move or make sound decisions, but could be telling in regards to his noticeable shortage of arm strength. Schaub has looked genuinely Matt Flynnian in preseason games. Perhaps the sore elbow will be the excuse Dennis Allen needs to put Schaub out of his misery. He's been outplayed by rookie Derek Carr throughout August.
Aug 24 - 8:28 PM

Matt Schaub completed 13-of-27 passes for 110 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Friday's preseason game at Green Bay.

Schaub was nothing short of brutal, especially when facing the Packers' first-string defense in the first half (61 yards on 22 attempts). His arm strength is shot, he's immobile in the pocket and his starting receivers can't make anything happen after the catch. Through three preseason games, Schaub is 24-of-47 for 218 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. The Raiders are going to have one of the league's worse passing "attacks" this season.
Aug 22 - 10:25 PM

Matt Schaub completed 8-of-13 passes for 87 yards and an interception in the Raiders' second preseason game Friday night.

He's now 11-of-20 passing for a pathetic 108 yards in the exhibition season. Schaub can no longer drive the ball outside the numbers, and was lucky he didn't have multiple interceptions in four possessions Friday night. Due to Schaub's Delhommian ineffectiveness, we suspect the Raiders are going to have to turn to rookie Derek Carr under center much sooner than they've planned.
Aug 15 - 11:19 PM

Coach Dennis Allen said the Raiders have no plans to increase rookie Derek Carr's first-team reps despite Matt Schaub's rough preseason opener.

Schaub went 3-of-7 for 21 yards and was nearly picked on his first throw. He "led" Oakland's offense to one first down on three possessions. "I was not displeased with Matt Schaub’s performance," Allen insisted. "We obviously need to play better. We need to be more consistent, but I thought there were some things we can build on." We expect Carr to make starts sooner rather than later.
Aug 10 - 8:14 PM

Matt Schaub completed 3-of-7 passes for 21 yards in Friday's preseason opener.

More importantly, he didn't have any turnovers, although he came very close on his first throw and was lucky Andre Holmes batted the pass away from a closing Vikings defensive back. Rookie Derek Carr replaced Schaub in the second quarter, completing 10-of-16 passes for 74 yards and an interception.
Aug 8 - 10:38 PM

CSN Bay Area believes Matt Schaub will start the entire 2014 season "if all goes according to plan."

The Raiders want to give Derek Carr a year to develop behind Schaub, and don't think he's ready to compete. Schaub will need to be an effective game manager to keep the starting job, but it would be shocking if he made all 16 starts. The odds are high that Carr replaces Schaub at some point this season.
Jul 19 - 4:47 PM

Speaking after Tuesday's OTAs session, Raiders coach Dennis Allen called Matt Schaub a "top-10 quarterback."

There's talking up your players, and then there's calling someone benched for Case Keenum a "top-10 quarterback." According to reporter Vittorio Tafur, Schaub was "adequate" in Tuesday's practice, but tossed a pick six to DE Justin Tuck. Schaub is a player in severe decline. There's little reason to expect that to change in Oakland.
May 27 - 4:11 PM

Matt Schaub believes he can have a "Philip Rivers-style rebirth" with added responsibilities at the line of scrimmage in Oakland.

Compensating for decreased arm strength, Chargers HC Mike McCoy turned Rivers around by essentially letting him become Peyton Manning at the line, dissecting defenses before the snap of the ball and installing a quick-hitting pass game that emphasized Rivers' accuracy rather than his downfield ball. Schaub was rarely given that freedom under Gary Kubiak in Houston. We're skeptical Schaub will rebound as a 33-year-old on the talent-deficient Raiders, but do expect him to be an upgrade on Flying Matts Flynn and McGloin.
May 27 - 11:02 AM

According to ESPN's Jim Trotter, it would take something "catastrophic" for Derek Carr to start this season.

It's May, so virtually every rookie quarterback is getting told he's a backup. But once the Raiders get an up-close look at starter Matt Schaub in game action, we suspect something "catastrophic" could happen. Schaub, now 33, is coming off a season that saw him set a new record for most pick-sixes in a season and get benched in favor of Case Keenum.
May 21 - 11:15 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matt Schaub
2Derek Carr
3Matt McGloin
RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3Latavius Murray
4Jeremy Stewart
5George Atkinson III
GLB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
3Karl Williams
WR11James Jones
2Andre Holmes
3Brice Butler
4Seth Roberts
WR21Rod Streater
2Greg Little
3Denarius Moore
WR31Andre Holmes
TE1Mychal Rivera
2David Ausberry
3Brian Leonhardt
4Scott Simonson
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Giorgio Tavecchio