Matt Schaub remains the backup quarterback to Matt Ryan in Atlanta. His last game with 20-plus Fantasy points came in 2013. Until he finds playing time and does well in them, Schaub shouldn't be on your Fantasy radar.
Schaub agreed to a two-year contract extension Saturday, the Falcons' official site reports. The veteran backup saw appearances in three games during 2018, but in only one of those did he actually attempt a pass. Schaub has started just two games since 2014, so it's fair to suggest this deal likely won't pay the soon-to-be 38-year-old an exorbitant amount of money.
Schaub appeared in three games in 2018, throwing for 20 yards on 5-for-7 passing. Schaub hasn't seen extended action since he was the starter in Houston in 2013. The veteran has been a backup the last several years, never seeing any significant time. If he returns in 2019, he'll enter his age-38 season.
Schaub signed a two-year, $9 million contract with Atlanta on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Schaub returned to the Falcons last season after beginning his career as a backup with the team in 2004. He provides the team with a quality veteran option behind reigning MVP Matt Ryan.
Schaub completed eight of 12 passes for 78 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Browns. Schaub completed 10 of 15 passes for 179 yards in the first preseason game, and while Thursday's performance was far less impressive, there's been no indication he's facing any real pressure for the No. 2 quarterback job. Starter Matt Ryan hasn't missed a game since 2009.
The Falcons have signed Schaub, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The veteran QB will thus reunite with Kyle Shanahan, who he worked with while both were with Houston, with Schaub now slated to serve as Matt Ryan's backup in 2016.
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|7||10/20||Los Angeles Rams||17||19.63|
|10||11/10||@New Orleans Saints||28||22.78|
|12||11/24||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||30||23.13|
|13||11/29||New Orleans Saints||28||22.78|
|15||12/15||@San Francisco 49ers||29||22.88|
|17||12/29||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||30||23.13|
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