Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) passes against the Denver Broncos during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Broncos won 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Matt Schaub contract with Oakland Raiders not guaranteed beyond 2014

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.

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  • Bob

    Just call him “Slick Reggie”.

  • Stanley Carr


  • friendship220

    Reggie took over a team that went 8-8 2 years in a row. Was the plan to gut the team and then suck as long as he was there?

    I don’t think that’s it.

    Is Reggie going to say

    A) “We’ve loved Pryor all along, but the media weasels have been wanting us to take a QB with the 5, and we’ve had to BS about our love for the next Mediocre Matt in order to shut the media weasels up” or

    B) “We dismantled a 8-8 team and we’re going to get a new Mediocre Matt QB every year until we’re all fired. We’ve got high hopes to get a Good Matt QB in 5 years after he turns into a Mediocre Matt. Some day, Matt Ryan and Matt Stafford won’t be good any more. Then we’ll get them. You have to admit that the new Mediocre Matt is better than the Awful Mark and Awful Josh.”

    • CDS

      Well if you knew the actual situation before spouting off you’d know that we had a lot of overpaid players and no cap room to keep them and traded a lot for Carson Palmer which put the Raiders even deeper in the hole that they’ve had to dig their way out of. But keep posting uneducated garbage if that makes you feel good.