While the Oakland Raiders did presumably draft their quarterback of the future this past May when they selected Derek Carr in the second round, a lot is expected out of their current starting quarterback, Matt Schaub.
This offseason the Raiders traded with the Houston Texans to bring the veteran in to start immediately and help with the resurgence of the team in the AFC.
Despite a shaky year last season while still with the Texans, Schaub has a pretty good track record throughout his career, making the pressure mount even more to perform well for this organization.
As if the pressure wasn’t big enough already, future Hall of Famer and Raiders defensive back Charles Woodson recently admitted in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio that he and the team are expected nothing but great things from Schaub this season..
“I think every man on the team is counting on him being the guy,” Woodson said on Sirius XM NFL Radio. “You know, you bring him over from Houston, and it’s been duly noted about the struggles that he had last year. But you can’t discount the year that he had before last year so we’re looking at last year as being an anomaly and that not being the true Matt Schaub.”
As Woodson spoke of, the 2012 season was one of the best that Schaub has had as a starter in the NFL, throwing for over 4,000 yards and 22 touchdowns. If the Raiders can get that Schaub, then they will certainly be up tight.