Matt Schaub had interest from several other teams, but ‘Baltimore stood out the entire time.’
He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 2004, traded to the Houston Texans in 2007, then traded to the Oakland Raiders in 2014. It wasn’t until he was released by the Raiders a couple weeks ago that he found himself looking for work.
“The past few weeks have been very stressful,” Schaub said. “They’ve been tough because you want to know where you’re going to be.”
Schaub had interest from several other teams – reportedly the Falcons, Jets, Cowboys and Titans – and had visits before meeting the Ravens on Tuesday. But he didn’t leave Baltimore without a contract.
“I’m really thrilled for the opportunity. I would really, really, really like to thank Mr. Bisciotti and Ozzie Newsome for bringing me in to be a part of the Ravens,” Schaub said.
“In my meetings with John Harbaugh, Marc Trestman and Marty Mornhinweg, I was really feeling welcomed and wanted. I was feeling like I could contribute and help this team bring another championship to Baltimore. I’m really excited about that opportunity.”
So why did Schaub choose the Ravens?
“Baltimore just stood out the whole time,” he said.