According to a report, the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans are in “serious” trade talks regarding a deal that would send former Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Schaub to the Bay Area.
It was reported on SportsRadio 610 in Houston that there are “serious talks about a trade involving Matt Schaub heading to Oakland.” (h/t CSNHouston.com)
The 32-year-old lost his starting job last season to undrafted free agent Case Keenum after throwing nine interceptions in six games. He eventually came back to start the Texans’ final two games and finished last season with a 73.0 passer rating and 10 touchdowns against 14 interceptions.
Schaub was a Pro Bowler for Houston in 2009 and 2012 and led the NFL in passing yards in 2009 with 4,770.
He also piloted the Texans to a postseason win in 2012 and the team was 46-42 in his 88 starts from 2007-13.
Houston traded for Schaub after the 2006 season, swapping 2007 first-round picks with the Atlanta Falcons while also sending second-round picks in 2007 and 2008. Schaub was brought in to replace David Carr, who was the Texans first-ever draft choice and the No. 1 overall pick in 2002.
Schaub was identified by a source on Saturday as being the Raiders’ first choice to bring in at quarterback for 2014.