Matt Schaub contract details confirm low risk deal

Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

The Raiders restructured Matt Schaub's contract upon trading to acquire him from the Houston Texans last week. Up to this point there were reports of Schaub's new contract. Those reports had some of the major details like his 2014 cap hit but didn't break down the contract in more specific detail including the total value of it including future numbers.

Here are the exact details of his contract according to various sources including CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair:

The deal is for two years. His original deal with the Texans had three years remaining so this takes a year off of that.

It carries a total of $13.5 million with $8 million guaranteed.

That is a $4.5 million base salary with a $3.5 million roster bonus already paid out. There is another $3 million in incentives for things like playing time, starts, making the Pro Bowl, wins, and taking the Raiders to the playoffs. If all were met, it would bring his 2014 salary up to basically what it would have been with his old contract ($11 million).

A roster bonus is not to be confused with a signing bonus. There is no proration on the roster bonus which means it will not be spread over to next season's cap figure.

What this means is if after this season the Raiders wish to cut Schaub, they can do so with no dead money left behind.

His 2015 base salary carries a $5.5 million, none of which is guaranteed with no bonuses attached. A pretty meager salary if the Raiders decide they want to keep him.

If he were everything they hoped he could be, I could easily see his contract being redone after this season.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Silver And Black Pride

You must be a member of Silver And Black Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Silver And Black Pride. You should read them.

Join Silver And Black Pride

You must be a member of Silver And Black Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Silver And Black Pride. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker