Matt Schaub will be sticking in Atlanta for a few more seasons. The Falcons announced that they have signed the veteran quarterback to a two-year extension. Schaub’s deal is worth $3.78MM in total and contains $750K in guaranteed money, tweets Field Yates of ESPN.com, adding Atlanta will hold a team option for the 2020 season.
The 37-year-old had spent the past three seasons with the Falcons, serving as the top backup to Matt Ryan. Predictably, Schaub hasn’t had too many opportunities to see the field; in his three seasons with the team, he’s made 10 pass attempts in seven games. Still, his familiarity with the Falcons’ offense is an asset, and he’s fine insurance should Ryan miss any time.
The last time Schaub started at least half of his team’s games was back in 2013 with the Texans. The veteran started eight games that season, completing 61.2-percent of his passes for 2,310 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. Schaub had earned a pair of Pro Bowl births throughout his career, and he led the NFL in passing yards back in 2009.
Presumably, the two-year extension will also be plenty affordable; when Schaub signed a two-year extension with the Falcons in 2017, it was worth $9MM. The veteran was set to hit free agency this summer.
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