Matthew Rutledge Schaub was born on June 25, 1981 in Pittsburgh, PA. He went to East High in West Chester, PA. He assumed the starting position at Virginia as a junior and earned 1st team All-ACC honors and also was named the ACC Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year. He completed 288 of 418 passes (68.9%) for 2976 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. As a senior, he earned 2nd team All-ACC honors and completed 281 of 403 passes (69.7%) for 2952 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He holds several school records at Virginia and has the 2nd highest career completion percentage (67%) in NCAA Divison I-A history. He was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the 3rd round (90th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft. He was participated for the AFC in the 2009 and 2012 Pro Bowls.
Signed by Atlanta Falcons on July 27, 2004 ... Traded by the Falcons along with a first-round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft to the Houston Texans in exchange for first-round and second-round picks in 2007 and a second-round pick in 2008 on March 21, 2007 ... Placed on injured reserve by the Texans with a foot injury on November 13, 2011 ... Re-signed by Texans on September 9, 2012 ... Traded by Texans to Oakland Raiders in exchange of a sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft on March 21, 2014 ... Cut by Raiders on March 16, 2015 ... Signed by Baltimore Ravens on March 31, 2015 ... Signed by Atlanta Falcons on March 9, 2016.
2004: Signed to a three-year contract worth $1.365 million and includes a $445,000 signing bonus. His base salaries will be: $230,000 (2004); $305,000 (2005); and $385,000 (2006). He will have cap figures of: $378,333 (2004); $453,333 (2005); and $533, 334 (2006). 2007: Signed a six-year contract worth $48 million with the Texans that included $7 million in guaranteed dollrs ... 2012: Signed a four-year extension worth $62 million with the Texans, including $29.15 million guaranteed and a $17.5 million signing bonus. 2016: Signed a one-year contract with the Falcons worth $1.75 million. The deal included a signing bonus of $500,000 and a base salary of $1.25 million. His deal also includes up to $1 million in additional incentives based off playing time and making the 53-man roster.