Raiders to trade for Matt Schaub

Matt Schaub Raiders Texans 2015 Super Bowl odds betting

OAKLAND, CA (The Spread) - It would appear as though the Oakland Raiders are on the verge of acquiring a new quarterback.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Texans are expected to trade Matt Schaub to the Raiders for a late-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Oakland will take on Schaub's $11 million contract, which puts him in line to start Week 1 of the season. With this trade, Houston would save nearly $4 million in cap space.

Many assumed that the Raiders would invest in a quarterback with the fifth overall pick in this May's NFL draft. But with Schaub in the mix, Oakland has flexibility and options at that spot. Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel are the top three quarterbacks in this year's draft class, but the Raiders may decide to target someone like Fresno State's Derek Carr in the second round now that Schaub is on his way.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Raiders are currently 100/1 long shots to win the 2015 Super Bowl after opening at 75/1. They're also 50/1 long shots to win the AFC title this year, which puts them amongst the longest odds in the league.

After finishing with the worst record in the NFL last season, the Texans opened with 40/1 odds to win the Super Bowl but they're now 33/1 to win and could see their odds improve following the draft. There's excitement in Houston again, although there's no denying that the team needs a starting quarterback. Bortles is reportedly the most likely option at No. 1.

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