Matt Schaub
QB ATL (9)
3 days ago

Schaub is expected to have his $2 million option picked up by the Falcons, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 38-year-old signal-caller logged his first Falcons start since 2005 when he took the ball Week 8 against Seattle, with Matt Ryan sitting out due to an ankle injury. In Ryan's relief that day Schaub put up 460 yards passing and completed 26 of 31 pass attempts in the second half as Atlanta rebounded from a 24-0 deficit to lose by just seven points, 27-20. Still capable of keeping his team competitive despite having 16 years of NFL tread on his tires, Schaub is expected to remain in the Atlanta QB room for 2020.

Matt Schaub
QB ATL (9)
2 months ago

Schaub completed 50 of 67 pass attempts for 580 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in six appearances -- including one start -- during the 2019 season.

EDGE Analysis

The 38-year-old signal-caller threw a first-half interception and saw his team fall into a 24-0 hole, but led the Falcons back to within striking distance before eventually absorbing a 27-20 loss to Seattle during his lone start of 2019. Schaub had a nightmarish preseason debut in the Hall of Fame Game against Denver Aug. 1, but rebounded nicely over the remainder of the exhibition slate and threw to a 3:1 TD:INT and impressive 74.6 percent completion rate during the regular season. He's under contract for one more season, as third-year quarterback Kurt Benkert looks to give him competition for the backup job in 2020.

Matt Schaub
QB ATL (9)
3 months ago

Schaub completed five of nine pass attempts for 55 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 35-22 loss to the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

The wily veteran hooked up with Calvin Ridley for a touchdown in the final two minutes of regulation, providing a cushion to the box score and delaying the inevitable defeat momentarily. Schaub came in off the bench after Matt Ryan was sacked and stripped on the preceding drive, providing Tampa Bay with a defensive touchdown to put the game out of reach at the 3:06 mark of the fourth quarter. With Ryan set to get the starting nod for Atlanta's Thanksgiving showdown against New Orleans, Schaub will revert to his backup role in Week 13.

Matt Schaub
QB ATL (9)
4 months ago

Schaub completed 39 of 52 pass attempts for 460 yards, while throwing one touchdown, committing an interception and losing a fumble during Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

After a nightmarish first 30 minutes of play the 38-year-old signal-caller looked like a different man in the second half, completing an absurd 26 of 31 pass attempts for 309 yards, while getting Atlanta to within a touchdown in the waning moments after facing a 24-0 halftime deficit. It's likely that Matt Ryan (ankle) will be recovered in time for Atlanta's Nov. 10 matchup against New Orleans given that he was considered questionable entering Week 8. If Ryan is surprisingly unable to go, however, Schaub would log his second start since 2015 with the Falcons going up against New Orleans' top-15 pass defense.

Matt Schaub
QB ATL (9)
4 months ago

Schaub will start Sunday's contest against the Seahawks after Matt Ryan (ankle) was ruled out Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Schaub has attempted just 16 passes in the last four seasons backing up Matt Ryan in Atlanta, but the 38-year-old looked sharp in last week's relief of the 2008 No. 1 overall pick, completing all six of his passes for 65 yards and a touchdown against a Rams' defense that admittedly was playing with a substantial lead. The Falcons figure to rely heavily on the running game in order to take pressure off Schaub, but considering running back Devonta Freeman is averaging 3.5 yards-per-carry through seven games, it's entirely likely the veteran will be forced to move the ball through the air at some point throughout the contest.

Matt Schaub
QB ATL (9)
4 months ago

Schaub has been working with the first-team offense during the Falcons' first two practices of Week 8 in preparation for starting Sunday's game against the Seahawks, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Matt Ryan was sidelined for practices Wednesday and Thursday after suffering a right high-ankle sprain in last weekend's loss to the Rams, putting his streak of 154 consecutive starts in major jeopardy. The 38-year-old Schaub is one of the NFL's more experienced backups, but before replacing Ryan late in the Week 7 game, he hadn't seen any meaningful regular-season action since 2015. More clarity on Ryan's status for Sunday's game should come following Friday's practice, but if Schaub is pressed into the starting role, Atlanta would presumably lean on a more ground-oriented attack if the game script allows for it.

Matt Schaub
QB ATL (9)
4 months ago

Schaub completed all six of his pass attempts for 65 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 37-10 loss to the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

The 38-year-old signal-caller saw his first playing time of 2019 while serving as place holder for the injured Matt Bosher (groin) in Week 6, but Sunday he attempted his first regular-season pass since Week 5 of last year. He hasn't registered a start since 2015, when he went 1-1 for the Ravens during a two-game stint in relief of Joe Flacco, completing 65 percent of his passes for 270 yards per game and logging a 3:4 TD:INT ratio. Schaub may be counted on in Week 8 if Matt Ryan's MRI (ankle) suggests that he needs to take time to recover. Should Schaub, in fact, be forced into action, he would be leading the Falcons against a Seahawks defense that has allowed just one touchdown pass over the past two weeks, while forcing three interceptions.

Matt Schaub
QB ATL (9)
7 months ago

Schaub completed 12 of 19 pass attempts for 172 yards during Thursday's 34-27 loss to Miami.

EDGE Analysis

So much for Schaub being washed up. After a nightmarish outing in the Hall of Fame Game in which he completed just four of 14 pass attempts for 10 yards and an interception, the 16-year veteran was effective in leading Atlanta to scores on four of his five offensive drives (excluding a one-play drive just before the half in which Schaub kneeled to run out the clock). A draft-class mate of Eli Manning, Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger, Schaub believes he can continue to contribute at the highest level of the game. "I love what I'm doing," Schaub said Friday. "The team believes I can do it. That's why I'm here. I still love playing this game."

Matt Schaub
QB ATL (9)
7 months ago

Schaub completed four of 14 pass attempts for 10 yards, with zero touchdowns and one interception during Thursday's 14-10 loss to Denver in the Hall of Fame Game.

EDGE Analysis

The 38-year-old signal-caller was relieved by Kurt Benkert (toe) late in the first quarter, but had to be re-inserted into the lineup when his fellow Virginia Cavalier suffered an injury in the fourth quarter. Atlanta's offense was utterly stagnant when Schaub was under center, as he completed just three of his first 10 passes for minus-two yards, while failing to yield a score of any kind on six offensive drives. Based on each player's performance Thursday night, it appears that Benkert has a puncher's chance to dethrone Schaub for the backup role if capable of quickly recovering from his toe injury.

Matt Schaub
QB ATL (9)
12 months ago

Schaub agreed to a two-year contract extension Saturday, the Falcons' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backup saw appearances in three games during 2018, but 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.