Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin (14) throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs at Coliseum. The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 56-31. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders Matt McGloin will start Week 16 according to Dennis Allen

The Oakland Raiders have announced that they will stick with Matt McGloin as their quarterback for week 16 when go on the road to play the San Diego Chargers.  The call was made by head coach Dennis Allen in spite of a rough outing against the Kansas City Chiefs that included 4 interceptions.

The Raiders also used Terrelle Pryor long enough for him to throw four passes, complete one and have another intercepted as well as three runs for 19 yards.  At this point, the Raiders seem to be in full evaluation mode and week 16 could be the last chance for McGloin to make a case that he has an argument to be the starting quarterback for next season.

McGloin was initially an undrafted free agent out of Penn State that was able to beat out Tyler Wilson, the team’s fourth round pick to make the roster.  Through a combination of injuries and hard work, McGloin has had some opportunities.  Ultimately, he may have to be satisfied with being a player that makes the roster next season as a backup rather than the starter, but that is not bad for someone who had to win a battle just to make the roster this season.  The Raiders are just 4-10 at this point and in the midst of a 4 game losing streak.

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  • PJ

    This only proves DA incompetence. Pryor 3-6 with playoff birth in reach. DA pulls him,MM goes 1-4 and playoff hopes squashed. Production business DA says? 5 turnovers, 3 batted balls and 4 straight losses and he still gets the start? Something wrong with that picture! Fire DA he sucks!

  • raider_nation

    McGloin can score points.. TP is still learning the craft of being a QB

    • TWing27

      McGloin is a real QB, I love watching Pryor but he only gives you that “what if he breaks one” factor. They should let McGloin develop the way he should and naturally will and save the draft picks and cap space for more needed positions on Defense. I would rather they lost fighting and putting up 31 than just being blown up without any fight like happened against Philly. Just saying.

      • Stanley Carr

        No, mcgarbage sucks!

  • Angel

    Give McGloin another year. Put some weapons around em. Build around em. Dennis Allen deserves another year. After all the crap which was cleaned up. Jus my opinion. . .

    In free agency can we bring in Polamalu??? That’d be sick. And maybe Jared Allen if cheap? We can use veteran pass rushers to lead whoevers comin in from the draft who’s on D

    • TWing27

      Yeah all sounds good but Polamalu?! If that were a good idea so would coaxing Lewis and Urlacher out of retirement lol.