Oakland Raiders: Five takeaways from Raiders 2014 Minicamp
By Chase Ruttig
Jun 17, 2014; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin (14) throws a pass at minicamp at Raiders Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Matt McGloin’s expected depth chart drop is already happening
When the Raiders drafted Derek Carr in the second round of the draft it was clear that the Fresno State quarterback would be groomed into the future starter of the franchise, but how his selection would change the Raiders depth chart at the position was unknown as who would enter training camp behind veteran Matt Schaub as #2 on the depth chart was up for debate.
Some thought that the Raiders would make it clear that Carr wouldn’t start in 2014 by keeping the rookie third in the depth chart behind 2013 UDFA Matt McGloin, who got nearly half a season of experience as a starter last season. However Carr’s impressive practice showings reportedly have the rookie coming in as the second team quarterback for 2014 Training Camp.
How Carr coming in as the second quarterback will change McGloin’s future in Oakland will be interesting as well as while he did show promise during his starts with the Raiders last season his contract is that of a seventh round pick in terms of structure, meaning the team has little commitment to him in terms of cap space. If the team opts to not keep three quarterbacks on the 53 man roster, McGloin’s future could be cloudy at the end of the preseason. With the coaching staff already liking what they see in the player they feel is the future at quarterback, McGloin’s stock is going to continue to drop.