Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub directs a play at the Raiders mini-camp in Alameda, Calif., Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Schaub was acquired by the Raiders from the Houston Texans for a sixth-round pick in the 2014 draft. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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ALAMEDA, Calif.— When the Oakland Raiders made the decision to acquire Matt Schaub this offseason, they did it believing last season’s disastrous performance that led to his jersey being burned in effigy in Houston was only an aberration.
Nothing the Raiders have seen so far this offseason has dissuaded them from that belief. Coach Dennis Allen believes Schaub can once again be the player who posted five straight seasons with a passer rating above 90 and solidify the revolving door at quarterback in Oakland.
The Raiders have gone through 17 starting quarterbacks the past 11 seasons as they have failed to post a winning record or make the playoffs in that span.