Raiders’ Matt McGloin: Hard work pays off

Nov 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin (14) throws a pass against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders have still been trying to find their starting quarterback. While Terrelle Pryor has been serviceable, he hasn’t necessarily halted the search. Because of an injury to Pryor, rookie Matt McGloin was forced into the line up. In his first start be played fairly well.

Against the Houston Texans, he completed 18 of 32 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns. That gave McGloin a passer rating of 105.9.

“It feels good that all the preparation and hard work has paid off,” McGloin said. “I’m glad that coaching staff has faith in me and trust in me, and I know the team does as well.”

McGloin impressed head coach Dennis Allen and will be the starter going forward. Essentially he won the starting job from Pryor while he was out with injury. That hasn’t caused things to be weird or awkward between the two however. Of course, most of this is standard NFL rhetoric and there is a chance that it is actually awkward on some level.

“Terrelle and I have a healthy relationship,” McGloin said. “I don’t think it really matters who starts. Guys are going to help out, Tyler [Wilson] helps out too, we all try to help each other out on a daily basis. At the end of the day, the most important thing is getting a win.”

Topics: Matt McGloin, Oakland Raiders

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