In 2014, the Oakland Raiders are going to have a little different look to them in the backfield with two offseason acquisitions that were made. Matt Schaub, whom the team acquired in a trade with the Houston Texans will be under center, while Maurice Jones-Drew, whom the team acquired via free agency, will be splitting time with Darren McFadden in the backfield.
Now when Jones-Drew signed, there were some people that criticized his decision to make the move out to Oakland, but he seems rather confident about it. In fact, he’s so confident in how well this offense can perform that he believes Schaub is the man that can lead the Raiders to a Super Bowl.
“You can definitely (make the Super Bowlwith Matt Schaub at quarterback),” Jones-Drew said when asked about the quarterback. “(Schaub) has something to prove this year….I know Matt Schaub is a guy who can lead us.”
Jones-Drew also went on to say that the team is in a “win now” mode, meaning that the mentality of the team for 2014 is Super Bowl or bust.
Whether or not the arm of Schaub can get them there remains to be proven, but his new backfield mate has all the faith in the world in him, apparently.