Oakland Raiders: Kicking Tires On Matt Schaub Would Be Great Move

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The Oakland Raiders are one of the NFL‘s most desperate franchises. Let’s be honest: if the Raiders’ organization was a girl it would be the one who just has to impress everyone she meets no matter how annoying and desperate she may come across. Oakland’s days of being a respectable NFL franchise are long gone, which means it’s going to take some time for second-year general manager Reggie McKenzie to pull the Raiders out of the cellar.

Now, before the Raiders can escape from this deep, dark hole of ineptitude they must first find a quarterback for at least the next few seasons.

Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin both took snaps for the Raiders in 2013, but both failed to make a great case as to why they deserved Oakland’s starting position. Therefore, the rumor mill is churning as Matt Schaub is the most recent name to have his name entered in the Raiders’ supposed hunt for a signal-caller.

Sure, Schaub threw four more interceptions than touchdowns last year, but anyone who saw Carson Palmer with the Arizona Cardinals in 2013 knows what a simple change of scenery can do. So while Schaub’s disturbing habit of throwing interceptions for touchdowns might a red-flag to some, the Raiders should feel no remorse for kicking the tires on a quarterback who was at an All-Pro level this time last year.

See: Oakland Raiders: Team To Pursue Matt Schaub?

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  • Ron Curtis

    Schaub is not somebody you bring in to inspire your offense. If they can’t draft one of the top QB picks (and they may not at 5th pick), Josh McCown is a far better choice if you want a vet. He played well when Cutler was hurt last season, some even wanted to leave him in when Cutler got better. His time with the Raiders didn’t impress, but that was years ago. Now he is playing quite well. Also not a guy whose name inspires, but not a guy to make a ton of mistakes and ruin your momentum. I would even take Vick over Schaub, and Vick is not playing his best ball anymore. Schaub not only threw the pic sixes, he seemed to divide the locker room too. At least McCown and Vick have shown they are team players. Maybe Jacksonville can use Schaub.