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Oct 13, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) looks at the scoreboard against the St. Louis Rams during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Rams won 38-13. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Schaub named Raiders starting QB

After Mr. Pick-Six Matt Schaub was traded to the Oakland Raiders for a sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft on Friday, it became clear that he would have the inside track to earning the Raiders starting quarterback job.

While Schaub was expected to start, the Raiders wasted no time in officially announcing that the former Houston Texans signal-caller, who was benched in favor of undrafted Case Keenum last year, would be the team’s starting quarterback for the 2014 regular season.

We brought Matt Schaub in to be our starting quarterback,” Allen said. “We feel very confident that he is going to be able to come in and function in that role and be outstanding for us. Obviously, we love having competition within the team, but right now Matt Schaub is our starting quarterback.

“This is a guy that is a two-time Pro Bowl player. When you get an opportunity to add those type of players, that’s what we’re looking to do.”

If Schaub can look like the player that he was when he was making those Pro Bowl appearances then the Raiders will be happy with their sixth-round investment. However, if he looks like the player that he was a year ago the Raiders will have made another failed quarterback trade.

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