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Matt McGloin | Quarterback

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Penn State
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Prior to acquiring Matt Schaub, the Raiders reportedly used a "(Matt) McGloin Bar" to evaluate available quarterbacks because they "wanted someone better to start next season."
Schaub was apparently above the "McGloin Bar." Of course, Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie has proven to be the league's poorest quarterback evaluator during his brief time on the job. He's traded away Carson Palmer, traded for Matt Flynn and Schaub, and cut Tyler Wilson after drafting him in the fourth round. The Raiders reportedly see 2013 UDFA McGloin as a competent long-term backup. Mar 22 - 2:23 PM

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The Raiders will start Terrelle Pryor in Week 17 against the Broncos, sending Matt McGloin to the bench.

Coach Dennis Allen insists the decision "has nothing to do with McGloin," and that he has a "future with the team." The team is simply interested in getting another look at Pryor, who hasn't started since Week 10. An undrafted rookie out of Penn State, McGloin performed better than should have been possible, but was still highly mediocre in his six starts under center. He finishes 2013 the owner of a 55.9 completion percentage, 7.3 YPA, 1,547 yards and 8:8 TD:INT through 211 passes. McGloin should be back with the Raiders as a backup in 2014.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 04:22:00 PM

Matt McGloin completed 20-of-36 passes for 206 yards with an interception in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Chargers.

McGloin started out completing six of his first seven passes, but struggled to move the offense in the second half and averaged just 5.7 yards-per-attempt. He didn't have any touchdowns and threw a bad interception to Eric Weddle on a pass intended for Marcel Reece in the second quarter. McGloin was able to spread the football around, completing one pass to eight different receivers. He continues to show good chemistry with Andre Holmes, who finished with five catches for 71 yards. McGloin will make his final start of the season in Week 17 against the Broncos.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 07:38:00 PM

Coach Dennis Allen said he will stick with Matt McGloin as his starting quarterback for Week 16.

It's somewhat surprising after McGloin was horrific against the Chiefs Sunday, going 18-of-36 (50.0 percent) for 297 yards with two touchdowns and four ugly interceptions. The undrafted rookie has now lost four straight games, failing to top a 72.7 passer rating in any of those contests. Allen's insistence on sticking with McGloin suggests he has no interest whatsoever in trying to develop Terrelle Pryor. That ship has strangely sailed.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 11:14:00 PM

Matt McGloin completed 18-of-35 passes for 297 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Chiefs.

McGloin got hot for a short stretch in the second half as the Raiders reeled off 21 unanswered points, but he was atrocious on the whole. Against a very aggressive and ball-hawking Chiefs defense, McGloin's poor arm showed often and he failed to see defenders outside his sight-lines far too many times. It led to a performance that will have the Raiders questioning if they can go back to him in Week 16 -- or give Terrelle Pryor another shot.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 07:20:00 PM

Matt McGloin will remain the Raiders' starter for Week 15.

Coach Dennis Allen has said the Raiders would like to evaluate both McGloin and Terrelle Pryor down the stretch, but it appears Pryor will be "evaluated" off the bench. Pryor played one series in Sunday's loss to the Jets. McGloin did not play well in New York, but probably gives the Raiders their best chance to win against the Chiefs. Pryor was battered for nine sacks when the teams met in Week 6. The door remains wide open for Oakland to select a signal caller in May's draft.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 04:22:00 PM

Matt McGloin completed 18-of-31 passes for 245 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Jets.

McGloin struggled to move the offense on his first two series and was removed in favor of Terrelle Pryor on the third possession, but remained at quarterback for the rest of the game. It was another mediocre performance, with the majority of his completions coming on underneath routes to Rod Streater. McGloin threw a brutal interception to Ed Reed while throwing out of his own end-zone in the first half and took two sacks. He won't be a QB2 option in Week 15 against the Chiefs.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 04:11:00 PM

Coach Dennis Allen told reporters Friday he is "inclined" to stick with Matt McGloin at quarterback in Week 14 against the Jets.

Allen stopped short of signing off on McGloin for the final four games of the season, however. Allen told reporters he'd like to see "both" McGloin and Terrelle Pryor play during the final month as a means of evaluating his two young quarterbacks. When healthy this season, Pryor has been the better, more promising option of the two. McGloin looks like a career backup.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 05:19:00 PM

Matt McGloin completed 18-of-30 passes for 255 yards and a pick in the Raiders' Thanksgiving Day loss to Dallas.

He didn't take any sacks, which is the good thing about McGloin. He generally hits his back foot and gets rid of the football immediately on dropbacks, which minimizes opposing pass rush and keeps the chains moving if McGloin connects. His overall skill set is still thoroughly mediocre. As the Raiders have now lost back-to-back McGloin starts, it's possible they'll turn back to Terrelle Pryor for Week 14. They visit the Jets next.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 09:14:00 PM

Speaking after Sunday's 23-19 Week 12 loss to the Titans, coach Dennis Allen said Matt McGloin will start Thursday's game at Dallas.

McGloin went 19-of-32 for 260 yards with one touchdown and one interception against a very good Titans secondary, showing well enough to earn another start ahead of a healthy Terrelle Pryor. He struggled with batted balls at 6-foot-1, but continues to be exceptionally quick with his decisions and show good accuracy with underrated arm strength. He'd get a boost if Denarius Moore (shoulder) can get back in the lineup and Rod Streater (undisclosed) can shake off whatever ailed him Sunday. Regardless, McGloin will be a desperation QB2 only.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 08:01:00 PM

Matt McGloin will start Sunday's Week 12 game against the Titans.

Coming off an impressive outing that saw McGloin throw three touchdowns and zero interceptions, the undrafted rookie out of Penn State will make a second consecutive start. Terrelle Pryor (knee) returned to practice Tuesday but worked with the second-team offense. McGloin has a tough test against the Titans, but at least he gets them at home. He's only an option in two-quarterback leagues.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 04:21:00 PM

Matt McGloin took the first-team quarterback reps at practice Wednesday.

Terrelle Pryor (knee) practiced but worked with the second-team offense. McGloin completed 18-of-32 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns in his NFL debut against the Texans last Sunday, showing a stronger arm than most thought he possessed. Don't look for the Raiders to name a starter ahead of Friday for "competitive reasons," but it would be a surprise if McGloin wasn't the guy. He's only an option in two-QB leagues.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 03:02:00 PM

Speaking Monday, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Matt McGloin has "certainly earned the right to be in the discussion" for the team's Week 12 starter.

Allen said he will hold off on making a decision until he talks with Terrelle Pryor about his knee. Nevertheless, he strongly hinted McGloin will be the man under center against the Titans. The Raiders are big fans of manufacturing drama for "competitive reasons," so we're unlikely to get official word until later this week. Although McGloin appears to be the favorite, Pryor owners in two-quarterback leagues should sit tight if possible.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Matt McGloin completed 18-of-32 passes for 197 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 28-23 Week 11 win at Houston.

Not bad for an undrafted rookie that was a walk-on at Penn State. McGloin showed eye-opening arm strength, repeatedly making true NFL throws on frozen ropes up the middle and to the sideline. Most importantly, he guided the Raiders to their first road win of the season -- and forged a quarterback controversy in the process. In Terrelle Pryor's last three games, he threw zero touchdowns and was intercepted five times. Even if his knee is ready, we'd expect McGloin to start the Week 12 home game against the Titans. He'll be a desperation QB2.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 04:38:00 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Sunday's start at Houston will be "a big barometer" on whether Matt McGloin can "supplant" Terrelle Pryor as the Raiders' starting quarterback.

In other words, the Raiders aren't committed to Pryor in the least. It makes sense because Pryor has struggled so mightily over his last four starts, but also a reminder that GM Reggie McKenzie didn't pick Pryor. Al Davis did. The fact that Raiders coaches "love" McGloin also gives him a leg up, obviously depending on his performance. He's facing the NFL's No. 1 pass defense on the road.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 10:35:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Derek Carr
2Matt McGloin
3Matt Schaub
RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3Latavius Murray
GLB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
WR11James Jones
2Andre Holmes
3Brice Butler
WR21Rod Streater
2Denarius Moore
WR31Denarius Moore
TE1Mychal Rivera
2David Ausberry
3Brian Leonhardt
K1Sebastian Janikowski