Reports: Raiders rework Matt Schaub’s contract

The Raiders have reportedly adjusted quarterback Matt Schaub’s compensation for 2014.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Raiders have reduced his base salary. Per NFLPA data, Schaub was scheduled to make $10 million in 2014.

Schaub now carries a lower salary-cap number for this season, Schefter reported.

There are varying estimates on Schaub’s earning potential for the next two seasons. According to Schefter, Schaub can make anywhere from $15-20 million, while NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports that Schaub’s total compensation can range from $13-21 million.

The Raiders acquired Schaub from Houston on Friday for a 2014 sixth-round pick. He will start for Oakland this season, coach Dennis Allen has said.

68 responses to “Reports: Raiders rework Matt Schaub’s contract

  1. If I had job performance like Schaub did last year I would be fired. Only in the NFL can someone get $20 million over the next 2 years.

  2. The Minnesota Vikings have the most division titles in the NFL Super Bowl era with 21.

    We have the third best winning percentage of every NFL franchise.

    We also have the most talented team in the NFL once we draft our franchise QB.

    What does your lowly team have?

  3. Mar 23, 2014 9:24 PM
    The Minnesota Vikings have the most division titles in the NFL Super Bowl era with 21.

    We have the third best winning percentage of every NFL franchise.

    We also have the most talented team in the NFL once we draft our franchise QB.

    What does your lowly team have?

    A SUPER BOWL WIN HA HA HA HA

  4. The Minnesota Vikings have the most division titles in the NFL Super Bowl era with 21.We have the third best winning percentage of every NFL franchise.We also have the most talented team in the NFL once we draft our franchise QB.What does your lowly team have?

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    Uhhh, fans that have better things to do than go on to posts about other teams and talk smack. Yup, Raiders got that.

  5. thepftpoet says:Mar 23, 2014 9:24 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings have the most division titles in the NFL Super Bowl era with 21.

    We have the third best winning percentage of every NFL franchise.

    We also have the most talented team in the NFL once we draft our franchise QB.

    What does your lowly team have?
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    A Super Bowl ring.

    Go Hawks

  6. thepftpoet says: Mar 23, 2014 9:24 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings have the most division titles in the NFL Super Bowl era with 21.

    We have the third best winning percentage of every NFL franchise.

    We also have the most talented team in the NFL once we draft our franchise QB.

    What does your lowly team have?
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    Rings.

  7. Schaub had to allowed it to be “adjusted” and my guess is that he agreed to restructure his contract which provided him signing bonus money that will be averaged over the life of the contract. I bet he didn’t take a real pay cut.

  8. Mar 23, 2014 9:24 PM
    The Minnesota Vikings have the most division titles in the NFL Super Bowl era with 21.

    We have the third best winning percentage of every NFL franchise.

    We also have the most talented team in the NFL once we draft our franchise QB.

    What does your lowly team have?

    How about 3 Lombardi trophies. 1 of those earned by beating your pitiful Vikings! Lol

  9. The Minnesota Vikings have the most division titles in the NFL Super Bowl era with 21.

    We have the third best winning percentage of every NFL franchise.

    We also have the most talented team in the NFL once we draft our franchise QB.

    What does your lowly team have?

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    A Superbowl victory over the Vikings.

  10. The reworking of his contract should surprise no one. The fact he was in Oakland before the trade was announced meant that his contract situation, and the Raiders plans to rework it, were discussed before the trade was consummated. Never for a second did I think Reggie would have acquired Schaub with contract intact. He’s smarter than the haters would like to believe.

  11. raidernation32: why would Reggie need to make cap room for Jackson when the Raiders still have about $33 million in cap space left? I believe this is also the year where teams now have spend a certain percentage of the cap.

    The Raiduhs might end up with Jackson but unless they’re going to give him $25+ million this year this move has nothing to do with that.

  12. Very smart move by the Raiders. His contract doesn’t affect our cap space in a negative way. Basically, he has a year to show what’s he’s got, and if he fails, then release with no money owed to him.

  13. @watercrushesokoye:
    I believe Reggie is still wanting to sign quite a few players to add depth to our roster. Reggie came from Green Bay where they don’t believe in spending money. In my opinion, it’s to keep us financially fit for the next off season too.

  14. atwatercrushesokoye-

    Per Jerry Mcdonald, The Raiders are around 15 million dollars under the cap not including the recent resigning of Charles Woodson.

  15. When Matt met the Raiders, they were wielding scalpels. Following a quick physical, he underwent a procedure to remove a large portion of his expected income. The team described it as a successful operation, and expects him to come back better than before.

  16. Schaub has thrown for > 4,000 yards multiple times, the last as recent as 2012. Think about that.

    Schaub has earned multiple Pro Bowl berths, the last as recent as 2012. Contemplate that for a second too.

    Schaub has been awarded the MVP Award for the Pro Bowl as well.

    The guy does not have “sex appeal” — but he is a very good player who had a down year ONCE. In that one fraction of a season, Schaub lost his feature back (Foster), time with the back-up (Tate), his aging beast WR has been dealing with chronic knee issues (Andre J.), his other wideout was a wet-behind-the-ears rook (Hopkins) and his underrated TE threat (Daniels) went down for the season early on.

    Cut the guy some slack, and give the guy some oxygen and a fair chance — he’s earned it.

  17. I am a lifelong Raider fan who grew up in the Bay Area and now lives in Houston. Having watched Schaub since he came to the Texans my read is as follows:
    1. He is not Peyton Manning but isn’t as bad as he has been portrayed recently.
    2. The Texans play calling last year was as stale as was the Raiders when Tom Cable was coordinator. In their two playoff seasons, the Texans were able to move the ball through the air because of the threat that came from play action to Arian Foster or Ben Tate. When both of them got hurt the Texans forced Schaub to run the same plays even though opposing defenses knew the play action was a fraud. Pick 6 here we come. No adjustments by Texan coaching staff.
    3. The fans basically ran Schaub out of town. The city was expecting a Super Bowl appearance and when it was obvious it wasn’t going to happen, things got ugly and Schaub was the punching bag. I am still amazed that Kubiak let the frothing at the mouth fan base goad him into going with the “People’s Choice” Keenum. This turned out to have been a dumb move because Keenum was not ready and the AFC playoffs ended up going down to the wire. Schaub as a starter might have given them a chance.
    4. I have no idea if Schaub will be successful in Oakland. Most of the time in Houston I saw a real good QB, not elite, but better than any Raider QB since Rich Gannon. He is tough and can make throws. Anybody who thinks McGloin is a better choice to be Raider starter is delusional. Schaub was the best choice available and should be the starter in 2014. Give him a chance.

  18. Hey drizzle Vikings fan your team does have something that no other player for any of the NFL teams have not done & that’s having Jim Marshall run the wrong way against the 49ers to score a safety for the 49ers. Roflmao. Of course I did hear the name for the Vikings new stadium is Swiffer. On the positive Buffalo Bills lost 4 SBs in a row where as the Vikings are 0-4 in SBs that are spread out. Packers own the NFC North & are 4-1 in the SB. Plus every NFL team wants a part of Packers history & that part is the Vince Lombardi Trophy

  19. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says:
    Mar 23, 2014 10:23 PM
    Schaub has thrown for > 4,000 yards multiple times, the last as recent as 2012. Think about that.

    Cut the guy some slack, and give the guy some oxygen and a fair chance — he’s earned it.

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    My thoughts exactly. Guy had a bad year – it happens. He really got thrown under the bus.

    Looks like it might be a great move by the Raiders….maybe. It’s an improvement at the QB position, at any rate. We’ll know more by Nov/Dec.

    – Steeler fan

  20. ialwayswantedtobeabanker, 4k yards is nice but what big games has he won?

    Pro Bowls are nice, but unless he was voted in and not in due to injury or in place of a SB QB(not sure how he was in)it doesn’t mean as much(this past Pro Bowl you could’ve had a third team with the players who didn’t play)and in recent years it didn’t take much to win PB MVP since it’s been a huge joke.

    I will agree with you that his help was limited but he didn’t do much to help himself with all those pick 6’s.

  21. Raiders reduced his salary to a ham sammich and a 64 oz Big Gulp, which is more in line with his abilities.

  22. The google search I did had them at $33 million in cap space but I didn’t know the date on that, so I will differ to you guys on the $15 million.

  23. thepftpoet says: Mar 23, 2014 9:24 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings have the most division titles in the NFL Super Bowl era with 21.

    We have the third best winning percentage of every NFL franchise.

    We also have the most talented team in the NFL once we draft our franchise QB.

    What does your lowly team have?

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    A life that’s not in Minnesota. Priceless.

  24. What’s the whole deal with Vikings weirdos coming out of the woodwork?

    Don’t they know they’ve never ended a season with a win in an elimination game?

    It’s amazing how arrogant Viking Fan can be – given they’ve never won jack.

    [Insert gif of Tatum lighting up Sammy White in S.B. XI — helmet exploding off Whites head]

  25. Schaub was horrible last year with an offense much better than anything the Raiders can throw together this year..Spin it however you want Raider fans, he is an extremely expensive reach if he stays on the roster..CHOO CHOO

  26. barsfordays says: Mar 23, 2014 9:18 PM

    Raiders missed out on the prize of the FA Fool, as Mike Vick signed with the Jets on friday.

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    Fixed it for you.

  27. “Why would the Raiders trade away Carson Palmer and trade for the lesser Matt Schaub? Does this make sense to anyone?”

    Yes, Palmer wanted out of Oakland because McKenzie wanted him to restructure his contract and Palmer refused. The Raiders decided to part ways and instead of cutting him and not getting anything they traded for a 6th.

    The same thing just happened in that Schaub was going to be cut and Houston squeezed a 6th round out of Oakland. It makes sense because there was a strong possibility he was headed to the Jets.

    Basically, the trade is a wash.

    Now, if you want to talk about not making sense, the Raiders don’t have a 5th because they traded for Matt Flynn.

  28. Good signing. He’s good enough just to get you to 6-10 and away from the top end talent at the top of the draft, butt nowhere near playoff contention. Yippee.

  29. Schaub had some decent years in Houston throwing to Johnson and Daniels. While I believe that last year was partly an aberration, I don’t see anything to equal Johnson and Daniels (or Foster, for that matter) in Oakland. Plunkett had success in Oakland because that was a pretty solid team that was missing a decent QB. Anyone who believes that the present day Raiders are just one decent QB away from the playoffs also believes in the Tooth Fairy.

  30. oakmeals85 says:
    Mar 23, 2014 10:57 PM
    3-13 huh thevikesarebest? What would u say if we go 13-3? RAIDER NATION, THE ONLY NATION!!! Viking.
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    This is why your fan base is laughed at and your team is “hated on”. Get real for crying out loud. You got Matt schaub, not Peyton manning. On a team with a lot more holes than depth. Better? Definitely. Playoffs better? I really doubt it. AFC west champion better? Definitely not. Here’s a clue to reduce the hatred toward your fan base: be more realistic with your hopes and expectations. You’d think y’all would’ve learned that by now. Sheesh.

  31. After all these moves the raiders have made, and reading the comments in response to these moves, I feel like fans from all other teams are Scared that the rrrrrrrraiders are BACK!! I have no doubt that our top 3pick from last year will perform this year, someone WILL trade up with us leaving us with 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd round picks. That’s 7 picks in the first 3 rounds. Yuup I’d be scared to. RAIDERNATION STAND UP!!!

  32. The Raiders are closer to $30M in remaining cap than $15M. They are about $15M from the salary FLOOR, not the cap. They don’t need to clear cap space to sign Desean. Of course the restructured Schaub. Duh. I would like to see all the morons who complained about the value of this trade make retractions…of wait – that would require admitting they were wrong.

    The dudes STILL talking about Vick clearly played OL/DL in HS and should stick to what they know…there is a reason he signed a $5M/yr contract as a free agent…31 professional GMs looked at him and took a pass and the 32nd said he is worth less than almost every starter in the league that isn’t working on a rookie contract. You know…professional GMs. Who get fired when they screw up these things. I’ll defer to their collective opinions of Mr. Vick.

  33. Update to my post: 21 teams have won Superbowls but 2 of them are teams that have played in different locations the Raiders and the Colts so 19 different franchises have won Superbowls, but either way The Vikings aren’t in that Mix.

  34. Whats with “raiders mis” statements? Michael Vick said He absolutely had no intention of playing for the Raiders, thanks but no. I don’t know is decision for this statement other than previous years losses, clear across country, or what, but you have to take in that he doesn’t want to play for the team and move on. Vick himself took himself out of consideration…done. Mat Shaub,,,welcome.

  35. A sixth round pick and a restructured deal for a guy who has 2 Pro Bowl appearances and is coming off of one bad year on a team that was crumbling around him?

    That’s a solid move and if you don’t think so you’re just biased against the Raiders (I am not a Raiders fan) or you don’t understand how hard it is to get a quality starting QB through FA. Do you honestly believe any of group is better for their career than Schaub?

  36. raiderspy1 says: Mar 24, 2014 6:28 AM

    Whats with “raiders mis” statements? Michael Vick said He absolutely had no intention of playing for the

    Raiders, thanks but no.

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    Where did you read this, from PFT or some other rumor site? The Raiders never had an interest in him for

    him to even bother making such a statement.

  37. I would like the Raiders trade for Desean Jackson. He is better than anybody you would get with a mid round pick. Oakland really struggled on offense, particularly in the red zone. The Raiders need people that can make plays on both sides of the ball. Jackson is a playmaker. The Raiders also have holes on defense that need to be filled.

  38. I hope it works out, better for bay area when both football teams are good. Although even when both teams suck it we still live in one of the most envied part of the country that its not that bad. Couldn’t imagine being a viking fan and dealing with not only a perennial loser but having nothing else in life to make up for it. Fans are better in other parts of the country but only do to the lacking in quality of life we don’t have to worry about here

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