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Matt Schaub | Quarterback

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/25/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 235
College: Virginia
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The base value of Matt Schaub's one-year contract with the Ravens is $2 million.
It's low-end backup money. Another $1 million is available through incentives. Three months shy of his 34th birthday, Schaub's NFL career is running on fumes. Mar 31 - 5:40 PM

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Ravens agreed to terms with QB Matt Schaub, formerly of the Raiders, on a one-year, $3 million contract.

It's low-end backup money. The rapidly-declining veteran was supposedly also drawing interest from the Cowboys, Titans and Falcons. Going on 34, Schaub was picked twice in 10 attempts for the Raiders last season, also taking three sacks. Arguably the league's worst starter in 2013, Schaub will be a shaky backup for Joe Flacco, but more experienced than Tyrod Taylor. Flacco hasn't missed a game in seven NFL seasons, a trend the Ravens are obviously counting on to continue for 2015.
Mar 31 - 1:50 PM

Free agent QB Matt Schaub will visit the Ravens this week.

Per the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson, the Cowboys, Titans, and Falcons are also interested in the 34-year-old has-been. Schaub would be nothing more than a veteran backup who the aforementioned teams pray wouldn't see the field.
Mar 30 - 4:36 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent Matt Schaub is drawing interest from the Jets, Ravens and Falcons.

That's "amongst others." Per Schefter, Schaub may find a new home before the end of the week. Schaub is no longer a starting-caliber quarterback, and would arguably be a shaky backup. The Ravens want to upgrade behind Joe Flacco, while the Falcons have long lacked a legit No. 2 behind Matt Ryan. Schaub would be a distant No. 3 for the Jets.
Mar 30 - 1:19 PM

Coach Dan Quinn called free agent Matt Schaub "certainly somebody" the Falcons could sign.

Cut by the Raiders two weeks ago, Schaub is a backup only. He was drafted by the Falcons and played for new OC Kyle Shanahan with the Texans. Schaub may not be much of an upgrade on current No. 2 T.J. Yates or Sean Renfree.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 27 - 11:03 AM

Raiders released QB Matt Schaub.

The move clears $5.5 million in salary cap space. Just one of many pro-personnel blunders by GM Reggie McKenzie, Schaub's confidence and arm strength were both clearly shot when McKenzie traded for him in 2014. He was easily beaten out by rookie Derek Carr and will now be replaced by the winner of a camp battle between Christian Ponder and Matt McGloin. Schaub was one of the league's more underrated quarterbacks for much of his time in Houston, but he has nothing left to offer on the field going on age 34. Perhaps he'll resurface with old pal Gary Kubiak, holding the clipboard for Peyton Manning in Denver.
Mar 16 - 4:49 PM

The Raiders can clear $5.5 million in cap space by cutting Matt Schaub.

In other words, the Raiders will be cutting Schaub. His salary can/will come off the books 100 percent clean, with no dead money left behind. Four months shy of his 34th birthday, Schaub said last season that he planned to continue playing in 2015, but he won't be gifted anyone's No. 2 job. Both his physical skills and confidence have eroded with alarming speed.
Feb 5 - 8:11 PM

Matt Schaub came off the bench to complete 5-of-9 throws for 57 yards and an interception in the Raiders' Week 13 loss to St. Louis.

The Raiders wanted to keep Derek Carr out of harm's way late in the 52-0 blowout. Schaub proceeded to take three sacks among 12 drop-backs, throw his trademark pick-six, and fumble twice, losing one. It's over for Schaub.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:09:00 PM

Raiders QB Matt Schaub has rejoined the team.

Schaub missed the last two weeks due to a family matter. With Derek Carr dealing with multiple injuries, there's a chance he could start in Week 6 against the Chargers.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 06:03:00 PM

Matt Schaub did not travel to England with the Raiders due to a family matter.

Schaub also missed Week 3. Matt McGloin will back up Derek Carr across the pond this Sunday when the Raiders "host" the Dolphins.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 10:23:00 AM

Matt Schaub has been ruled out for Week 3.

Schaub's absence is "not injury related." Matt McGloin will back up Derek Carr against New England.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 03:46:00 PM

Matt Schaub (elbow) remained "full" in Thursday's practice.

Schaub is over the "injury" that opened the door for the Raiders to go with Derek Carr at quarterback. Despite his horrid preseason, it's not outside the realm of possibility that Schaub makes starts this season. Carr is a second-round rookie who took barely any snaps with the first-team offense this summer. Things could get ugly in Oakland.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Matt Schaub (elbow) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Schaub got the majority of his reps with the second-team offense. He's now expected to back up Derek Carr on Sunday after the San Francisco Chronicle suggested Matt McGloin was the favorite for No. 2 duties. Schaub's elbow injury no longer appears to be an issue.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 07:05:00 PM

The San Francisco Chronicle expects Matt McGloin, and not Matt Schaub, to back up Derek Carr in Sunday's opener.

It's unclear if reporter Vittorio Tafur's educated guess is related to Schaub's elbow "injury." Either way, a demotion to third string wouldn't be a benching, but a throwing in of the towel. It's the second straight year the Raiders' front office has made a disastrous quarterback decision, only to admit its mistake right before Week 1. That's not an easy way to make a living.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 03:31:00 PM

Matt Schaub has been benched.

This was an easy prediction a half-year ago. Schaub went Full-Delhomme over his final 16 games with Houston, posting a 13:19 TD-to-INT ratio with a mind-blowing five pick-sixes. Apparently, the only people on the planet who didn't realize he was finished work in the Raiders' front office -- which also traded for Matt Flynn last offseason. Oakland will move forward with second-round pick Derek Carr as its starter. All of Schaub's $8 million base salary for 2014 is guaranteed, so he remains a roster lock.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 10:20:00 PM