Report: Oakland Raiders interested in Matt Schaub


The Oakland Raiders need to figure out who their quarterback will be for 2014 and beyond. With two young guys on the roster, neither of whom has shown they are ready to be THE guy, the Raiders will surely add at least one and up to two more quarterbacks to the mix this off season. Possibly three more if Terrelle Pryor gets traded as any assume he will.

The free agent market is not exactly stacked with options at quarterback but there are a few veteran options that are intriguing. One of which has not even hit the market (yet) but many assume he will, and when he does, the Raiders are one of the teams expected to be interested in his services.

And not only are the Raiders apparently interested in Schaub, the interest may very well be mutual. Schaub has said that he is not interested in backing up Geno Smith with the Jets, one of the other teams with interest. Clearly Schaub still thinks he can be a starter in the NFL and the Raiders may be his best bet to achieve that goal.

The Browns will also be looking for a signal caller and will also make sense if Schaub wishes to be a starter, but as bad as the Raiders franchise has been in recent years, few franchises have been as dysfunctional as the Cleveland Browns.

Many Raiders fans will be upset about the idea of Schaub in Silver and Black, but the idea is far from ridiculous. Schaub has a TON of experience as a starter, and while far from elite, has had some very good years. One could argue that a young guy like Josh Freeman carries some potential to be the quarterback of the future, but in all likelihood, the Raiders are only looking at free agent quarterbacks as a stop gap option while developing a young guy.

As far as stop gap options go, the Raiders could do a whole lot worse than Schaub.

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