The Baltimore Ravens signed quarterback Matt Schaub, and he is confident that he has a lot of football left in him before he decides to retire.
Matt Schaub hasn’t had much success over the past couple of seasons, but he was still able to secure a contract with the Baltimore Ravens after being released by the Oakland Raiders earlier this offseason. It is a move that will solidify the quarterback position behind Joe Flacco, which is a good move by the Ravens.
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More than likely, Schaub won’t see the field this season following preseason action. Baltimore would certainly prefer it if they don’t have to play him in a regular season game outside of a blowout. That being said, he believes that he has a lot of football left to play in his career and that he and Flacco will form the best quarterback duo in the NFL.
“I just feel like we’re going to have one of the best (quarterback) rooms in all of football,” Schaub said. “I had a rough year. I learned from it. I’ve got a lot more football left in me. I know what I can do as a player. I know what I’m capable of. It’s just a matter of finding the right opportunity.”
Schaub hasn’t had a major role for any football team since the 2012 season. He played some with the Houston Texans in 2013, but was beat out by rookie quarterback Derek Carr in Oakland last season.
He only threw for 57 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions last season with the Raiders. Back in the 2013 season, Schaub ended up throwing for 2,310 yards, 10 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
While Schaub may think he has a lot of football left in his career, he’ll need to prove that this season with the Ravens. There aren’t many teams that were interested in giving him another chance, especially after his failure to prove anything last year. Baltimore needed a veteran quarterback, and Schaub was a cheap option that was available.
Throughout his entire 11-year NFL career, Schaub has racked up a total of 24,311 yards, 130 touchdowns and 86 interceptions. His career has been killed by his poor decision-making and critical turnover problem. It will be interesting to see how he performs in preseason action, but don’t expect to see any regular season stats logged for him.
Perhaps he can stick around in the NFL for a few more years as a backup, but he likely won’t be a starter again unless injuries occur.
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