Raiders Trade For Former Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub

The Raiders have a new QB project in Matt Schaub

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Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) warms up before a game Denver Broncos at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY SportsIt looks like the Houston Texans are either taking a QB in the upcoming NFL Draft or relying heavily on recent acquisition Ryan Fitzpatrick, after trading Matt Schaub to the Oakland Raiders for a late-round pick.

The Raiders will have Schaub compete with the likes of Terrelle Pryor, Trent Edwards and Matt McGloin for the starting job in Oakland.

Schaub will account for a $14.5 million cap hit for the Raiders, making him a rather expensive piece to their never-ending puzzle.

Schaub might be a better fit in Oakland than he was in Houston, where he notoriously threw a pick-6 in four consecutive games.

Still, the money the Raiders are paying Schaub is a lot more than they'd probably like, and it compares with top-tier QBs around the league. That's definitely a bad sign for the Raiders, who have a lot of areas where they need to improve. Paying nearly $15 million for Schaub means they have a mediocre player being paid like a star, and it decreases their ability to spend elsewhere.

The Raiders still have plenty of room under the cap, but it's hard to believe Schaub will be much of an improvement over Pryor or McGloin.
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