The Raiders have found their quarterback, reaching an agreement Friday to acquire Houston’s Matt Schaub for a late-round draft pick, according to an ESPN report.
The Raiders have not confirmed a trade.
Schaub, 32, is a two-time Pro Bowl quarterback who struggled for the Texans last season, losing his job to Case Keenum. Houston, which signed free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick Thursday, had no intention of retaining Schaub, who carries a $10 million salary in 2014.
Last season for the Texans, Schaub had 10 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions. He has. He has 130 touchdown passes and 84 interceptions for his career, which includes four seasons of passing for more than 4,000 yards.
General manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen were on record as saying following the season that the Raiders quarterback of the future wasn’t necessarily on the 2013 roster.
Schaub was the veteran quarterback targeted by McKenzie and Allen in a dwindling market that included Philadelphia’s Michael Vick and Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets.
Current quarterbacks on the roster include Terrelle Pryor, Matt McGloin and Trent Edwards. Pryor will now likely become trade bait to restore the late-round pick lost on Schaub.The Raiders are also expected to add a quarterback in the draft, with Allen going to the pro day workouts of Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, Central Florida’s Blake Bortles and Fresno State’s Derek Carr.
McKenzie was at the pro day of San Jose State’s David Fales Wednesday, saying at the time he had a “pretty good idea’’ who the Raiders starting quarterback would be in the 2014 season opener.