On Wednesday afternoon, Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen announced that undrafted free agent Matt McGloin would be getting the start in Week 12 over Terrelle Pryor, who missed last week’s game against the Houston Texans with a Grade 2 sprain of his MCL.
That led many to believe that Pryor was not yet healthy enough to take the field on Sunday, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
As it turns out, Pryor could be healthy enough to play in the game, but if he dresses it will be as the back up for the team’s rookie quarterback.
McGloin played well last weekend and showed the world why the Raiders coaching staff has been excited about McGloin since training camp, so Pryor should begin worrying about the security of his job.
According to head coach Allen, McGloin could be the team’s starter moving forward if he puts together another impressive week.
“This is a production business,” Allen said, via CSN Bay Area. “One of the things we’ve tried to create here is an atmosphere of competition. If you go out and you perform and you make plays, you get opportunities to continue to go out and perform and make plays. Matt did that last week. He’s going to get another opportunity this week. We’ll see how it goes.”
If McGloin can do well against the Tennessee Titans, then he deserves the job.
Pryor has been terribly inconsistent this season, which led many to wonder whether or not he was the quarterback of the future for the team, so his injury came at the wrong time as a hungry young signal-caller appears poised to take advantage of the opportunity.