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Matt McGloin | Quarterback | #14

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Penn State
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ESPN's Adam Caplan suggested Matt McGloin has already locked up the Raiders' backup quarterback job.
Caplan said fourth-round rookie Connor Cook is a "distant" third. Cook was expected to push McGloin after the Raiders moved up to grab him, but it was always unlikely the rookie would be able to unseat one of the better backups in the league. Playing under a one-year tender, McGloin is set to hit free agency next spring, where he will be a sleeper to garner Chase Danielian offers. Aug 13 - 8:17 AM

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According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Matt McGloin will compete with fourth-round pick Connor Cook for the backup quarterback job this season.

Oakland made the puzzling choice of leapfrogging the Cowboys to select Cook with the 100th overall pick. GM Reggie McKenzie is a disciple of former Packers executive Ron Wolf, who was known for developing quarterbacks and turning them into trade assets. Considering he wasn't even drafed, McGloin has fared reasonably well in his three years with Oakland, completing 58.4 percent of his passes for a 76.2 career passer rating. Cook and McGloin will be destined for clipboard duty this season behind franchise quarterback Derek Carr.
Apr 30 - 12:31 PM

Raiders re-signed QB Matt McGloin to a one-year, $2.553 million contract.

McGloin is a relatively experienced backup behind Derek Carr, but the Raiders would be in big trouble if they had to rely on the former undrafted free agent for a multiple-game stretch. McGloin is headed into his age-27 season.
Apr 18 - 1:54 PM

Raiders extended a second-round tender to restricted free agent QB Matt McGloin.

McGloin entered the league as an UDFA out of Penn State, so Oakland had to tender him at the second-round level to ensure they'd keep him. McGloin made six starts as a 2013 rookie. He has a career 6.9 YPA average on 262 attempts and an 11:11 TD:INT ratio. McGloin is Derek Carr's No. 2.
Mar 4 - 11:43 AM

Replacing Derek Carr (hand), Matt McGloin completed 23-of-31 passes for 142 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Raiders' Week 1 loss to the Bengals.

Also losing a fumble and absorbing two sacks, McGloin threw a couple of garbage-time TDs to FB Marcel Reece. McGloin is better than given credit for, but the Raiders' offense is probably going to be a struggle for the foreseeable future. The extent of Carr's injury is unknown. The Raiders will host the Terrell Suggs-less Ravens in Week 2.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 08:11:00 PM

Raiders declared QB Matt McGloin, CB Carlos Rogers, CB Chimdi Chekwa, CB T.J. Carrie, G Gabe Jackson, G Tony Bergstrom, and TE David Ausberry inactive for Week 10 against the Broncos.

This is going to be a tough game for Oakland, taking on Peyton Manning without three of their top-five cornerbacks.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 02:38:00 PM

On in relief of an injured Derek Carr (ankle, knee), Matt McGloin completed 12-of-19 passes for 129 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Oakland's Week 4 loss to the Dolphins.

McGloin was utterly dreadful, watching a Stefen Wisniewski snap sail by him on his second play for a turnover while tossing picks on two of the next four drives. All of his "damage" came deep into garbage time. With Carr staring at a multi-week injury, it's unclear if McGloin or Matt Schaub will be under center following the Raiders' Week 5 bye. The Raiders could be entering a week of change, with coach Dennis Allen and GM Reggie McKenzie's jobs on thin ice.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 05:28:00 PM

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.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 02:23:00 PM

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Derek Carr
2Matt McGloin
3Connor Cook
RB1Latavius Murray
2DeAndre Washington
3Jalen Richard
4Taiwan Jones
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Jamize Olawale
3RB1Latavius Murray
2DeAndre Washington
FB1Jamize Olawale
WR11Amari Cooper
2Andre Holmes
3Johnny Holton
WR21Michael Crabtree
2Seth Roberts
WR31Seth Roberts
TE1Clive Walford
2Mychal Rivera
LT1Donald Penn
LG1Kelechi Osemele
2Vadal Alexander
C1Rodney Hudson
RG1Gabe Jackson
2Jon Feliciano
3Denver Kirkland
RT1Menelik Watson
2Austin Howard
K1Sebastian Janikowski