Veteran safety Charles Woodson is welcoming quarterback Matt Schaub to Oakland. Though Schaub was benched mid-way through the 2013 season as his Houston Texans stumbled to a 2-14 record, Woodson expressed his confidence in the new Raiders quarterback, saying the team "expects big things of him," Monday on Sirius XM NFL Radio.
Woodson, who recorded 75 tackles and intercepted one pass last season, continued, saying, "I think every man on the team is counting on him. 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."
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Last year, Schaub threw for 2310 yards, 10 TDs and 14 interceptions with a 61.2 percent completion percentage. He also set an NFL record by throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown in four straight games.
Terrelle Pryor started nine games for the Raiders last season. Matt McGloin made six starts, and Matt Flynn made one. Pryor was traded to Seattle in April for a seventh round draft pick and Flynn was cut in midseason.
This offseason, the Raiders acquired Schaub for a sixth-round pick. They also drafted quarterback Derek Carr in the second round.
- Alex Hampl