Despite his struggles in 2015, quarterback Matt Schaub doesn’t plan on retiring this offseason, as Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com writes. The QB will be a free agent after his deal with the Ravens expires this spring.
“I still want to play,” Schaub said. “I’ve still got good years left in me. It’s just where I might be. We’ll see what happens moving forward.”
The 34-year-old is coming off of a season in which he finished as the No. 42 rated passer in the NFL, accumulating 540 yards through the air in two games with three touchdowns and four picks. After his poor play in a limited sample size, it’s hard to see Schaub drawing heavy interest from around the NFL. If he does land somewhere, odds are it won’t be in Baltimore. The Ravens will have a healthy Joe Flacco back in 2016 and Ryan Mallett is already under contract as his understudy.
While Schaub didn’t play up to his abilities in 2015, he did manage to collect on a $1MM bonus for playing in at least 10% of the team’s snaps this season (he participated in 132 of 1,083 snaps, good for 12%). The veteran started for the Ravens after Flacco suffered a season-ending knee injury in late November, but he was injured in his second start and never regained the job.
Schaub was benched by the Texans in 2013 and lost his starting gig to Raiders rookie Derek Carr in 2014. Prior to his lone year in Oakland, Schaub spent seven seasons in Houston, starting 88 total regular season contests for the team, recording a 90.9 overall passer rating, and earning a pair of Pro Bowl nods. However, he fell apart in the 2013 season, his last extended run as a starter, going 2-6 in his starts and throwing more interceptions (14) than touchdowns (10).
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