Could Matt McGloin be competing for Terrelle Pryor’s starting job?

Jul 30, 2013; Napa, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin (14) throws a pass at training camp at Napa Valley Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders will start undrafted rookie Matt McGloin at quarterback today. Starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor has been battling knee issues and was ruled out of today’s game. Pryor encountered a setback on Friday.

The Raiders coaching staff are really high on McGloin and according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, they “love him.” They will use today’s game as an opportunity to gauge where he is at, and possibly to decide whether he can supplant Pryor as the starter.

In one game this season, McGloin has completed 7 of 15 passes for 87 yards.

McGloin played college football at Penn State. In his senior season he completed 60.5 percent of his passes for 3,271 yards, 24 touchdowns and only five interceptions. If he could complete 60.5 percent of his passes for the Raiders today he might make a case to be the starter.

 

Topics: Matt McGloin, Oakland Raiders, Terrelle Pryor

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  • Freddy Sparkles

    I wouldn’t hand him the keys based on this game alone. I was pleased with a win, but our first couple scores were hand delivered by the defense, by giving us great field position to start with. If anyone’s starting job is in jeopardy it should be McFragiles’s. Jennings plays with heart and thru tackles which has been something we have lacked in DMAC for a while now.

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