Oakland Raiders Depth Chart Projections: Quarterback
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
#3. Matt McGloin
McGloin is the Wild Card of the Raiders quarterbacks. While it is expected that Matt Schaub will get his chance at redemption and a starting role and that Derek Carr will eventually replace him as the Raiders quarterback of the future nobody really knows what the future holds out of the underdog who started for a large portion of the second half of Oakland’s 2013 season.
In the games where McGloin started the Raiders passing attack was at its peak, but with a worn down defense and a lost season it still wasn’t enough to win Oakland games after his debut win. Still, McGloin figured to have a potential chance at once again coming out of nowhere and earning the backup job against a rookie draft pick before Carr fell to the second round and gave the Raiders their starter of the future. Now, McGloin’s prospects are in definite limbo as his chances of making the 53 man roster may depend upon if the team decides to put a third quarterback on the team instead of a player at a position where depth can be used 100% more than at the quarterback position.
McGloin is a scrappy competitor and was working with the team’s receivers the majority of the winter and spring when the Raiders quarterback situation’s only sure thing was that McGloin would be on the training camp roster. Now with his former quarterback partner in Terrelle Pryor out of town, McGloin may be joining him in looking for another franchise to give him a chance at continuing his climb to a potential shot at a starting job. Never count out McGloin proving everyone wrong after he proved every front office in the NFL wrong by making it onto the field as a starting quarterback despite being an undrafted rookie, but it looks like the Raiders present and future rules out McGloin continuing his impressive start to his career as the Raiders starting QB.