Matt Schaub’s days in Houston have looked numbered for some time now but despite the $14.5 Million cap figure in 2014 for Schaub the Texans are hoping to be able to trade Schaub instead of just cutting him.
The Texans are in a good position, because the free agent market for quarterbacks is a weak one and and the quarterback draft class questionable. Schaub has plenty of NFL experience and despite a poor year last year he has been a solid quarterback for the most part of his NFL career.
Two teams interested in Schaub, per Rapoport, are the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders. Both organizations have the salary-cap space to absorb Schaub’s $14.5 million cap figure.
Whether either of those teams is willing to part with a draft pick to pay that steep price for a reclamation project is dubious. Unless Schaub is amenable to a pay cut, he’s more likely to be released than traded.
In addition to Schaub, the Raiders are “looking at” Josh Freeman, NFL Media’s Albert Breer has reported. Dennis Allen’s club has been connected to Michael Vick and Mark Sanchez as well.
Speaking of Sanchez, Rapoport expects him to be a prime candidate to replace Schaub in Houston.
Maybe one quarterback trade or signing will start the movement on quarterbacks that we have really yet to see this off season but a lot will depend on what teams make of the draft prospects as 4 of the teams who have a pick in the top 5 of the draft need a quarterback.