Despite suggestions from the Oakland Raiders front office suggesting that newly acquired quarterback Matt Schaub isn’t a ‘stop gap’, the team isn’t committed to him for anymore than a season – at least financially.
Schaub recently renegotiated his contract with the Raiders and according to Ross Tucker, only Schaub’s 2014 salary is guaranteed.
Schaub’s restructured deal in Oakland pays him $8M fully guaranteed in 2014, non-guaranteed $5.5M in ’15, per source.
While the $8 million is a little steep for this season, being able to get out of the deal if Schaub isn’t able to recapture his magic was a smooth move by the Oakland front office.
On the flip side, if Schaub is able to return to form, getting him for a relatively paltry $5.5 million next season would be looked at as a plus as well.
Either way you slice it, pretty hard to not like the deal for the Raiders.
Side note: Schaub can make up to $11 million this season through incentives, but they’re nearly impossible to achieve, so there isn’t much concern over that.