Matt Schaub Signs With the Baltimore Ravens


Nov 30, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub (8) attempts a pass against the St. Louis Rams during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The St. Louis Rams defeat the Oakland Raiders 52-0. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Where do broken arms go?

Where do broken psyches go?

They used to go to the Oakland Raiders but they now have Derek Carr, backed up by Matt McGloin and Christian Ponder. So broke-armed quarterbacks like Matt Flynn and Matt Schaub have been cast out of Raider Nation. But arm halfway attached and all, Schaub was surprisingly able to find himself some work.

He just became a Baltimore Raven today as they were desperate to find a backup for Joe Flacco. This is especially surprising for the Ravens, who are known to bring in players that have talent and fit what they do. I understand that quarterbacks don’t grow on trees and that it’s hard to find even a backup.

But goodness forbid something happens to Flacco because Schaub isn’t a fit for what the Ravens are going to do on offense. Newly hired offensive coordinator Marc Trestman is a match for big-armed quarterbacks like Flacco, which is probably why Flacco had a hand in his hiring. And Schaub has lost a good 10 miles per hour from his fast ball plus his confidence is sagging.

So Schaub going to the Ravens is a curious move at best, one I wouldn’t expect from G.M. Ozzie Newsome.  One year and $3 million for a 33-year old quarterback that threw an interception without even entering the game as a quarterback. Ravens fans better hope that Flacco is protected well and doesn’t get hurt if Schaub has to play, that game is over.

How is he still in the NFL?

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