40. Matt McGloin
Since coming to the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent, underdog quarterback Matt McGloin has dominated the summer season of the NFL schedule to earn himself a living in the NFL.
McGloin most famously became the Raiders starting quarterback in his rookie year back in 2013, taking over Terrelle Pryor’s job after many thought McGloin would be cut over Matt Flynn, Pryor and fourth-round pick Tyler Wilson. Instead, a strong preseason would keep McGloin around the team and earn the former Penn State quarterback six starts during his rookie season.
During those six starts, McGloin showed promise, but not enough to keep the Raiders from drafting a more promising young quarterback in Derek Carr during the 2014 NFL Draft. Pushing McGloin into a backup role since as entering his fourth Raiders training camp the former starter will once again be looking to keep his role as the second quarterback on the depth chart behind Carr.
With Connor Cook being added to the roster after being selected in the fourth round of this year’s draft, McGloin will once again need to have a strong summer if he wants to keep his job as the Raiders backup passer. With a reputation as one of the Raiders most consistent preseason backups, you can’t count McGloin out as you can be assured that he is ready to make the most of his reps this summer.
– Chase Ruttig