Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders head coach, may have signaled the beginning of the end for both Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin.
On Monday, during his end of the year press conference, Allen dropped this dime on the current quarterbacks on the roster (per Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com):
“Yeah, well, I think that’s a position that we’ve got to make sure that we address,” Allen said in his season-ending media conference Monday.
“I’m not sure that we have the quarterback of the future in the building right now, but again I think we’ll go through the offseason evaluation process, I think we’ll go back through all the tapes, we’ll comb through everything. I do think we have a better idea of what we have at the quarterback position, but again I think, listen, that’s the most important position on the football field.”
That’s certainly not a ringing endorsement for either Pryor or McGloin, but frankly, I’m not sure why Allen would publicly endorse either player right now anyhow.
While he’s shown some flashes, Pryor was wildly inconsistent at quarterback. He threw for seven touchdowns compared to 11 interceptions in 2013. McGloin wasn’t much better, throwing for eight touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Many mock drafts have the Raiders going with a quarterback, my favorite option is Johnny Manziel, and it’s hard not to see Oakland trying to go in a new direction at quarterback.
Unfortunately for either Pryor or McGloin, that could mean the end of their chances to be “the guy” for Oakland.