Dennis Allen: 'Matt Schaub is our starter next season'

Head coach Dennis Allen of the Oakland Raiders watches on from the sidelines during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 23, 2012
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Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen admits that Matt Schaub will be his side's starting quarterback next season following his move from the Houston Texans.

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen has revealed that quarterback Matt Schaub will be his side's starter next season.

The Raiders sealed a trade move for Schaub from the Houston Texans, sending a late-round pick for the 2014 Draft in exchange for his services.

Allen told the club's official website: "We brought Matt Schaub in to be our starting quarterback.

"We feel very confident that he is going to be able to come in and function in that role and be outstanding for us.

"Obviously, we love having competition within the team, but right now Matt Schaub is our starting quarterback."

Schaub threw for 2,310 yards along with 10 touchdowns to 14 interceptions in the 2013 season.

Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans throws the ball during the game against the San Diego Chargers on September 9, 2013
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