Matt McGloin Earned his $2.5M Salary
Carr went down with what looks like a significant injury to his throwing hand, pushing backup quarterback and former undrafted free agent Matt McGloin to make his season debut on the following series.
With an 11-point lead and just over 10 minutes left in the third quarter, 95 percent of the fans in attendance failed to find even a slight silver lining in McGloin’s return to the gridiron.
The other five percent that still has strong feelings for the former Penn State product whispered, “he’s got this.”
Their optimism was short-lived, as McGloin failed to produce a first down on his only drive on the contest, leaving the game with a bang after taking a jaw-dropping hit from the blindside from Panthers safety Tre Boston as he released the ball.
After peeling himself off the turf, McGloin lucked out, as Carr ignited a standing ovation from the crowd with his return from the locker room, leaving McGloin to feel much safer on the sidelines.
Because he avoided turning the football over and took a devastating hit in Carr’s absence, McGloin has already earned his $2.5 million yearly salary. He might need to allocate a significant portion to seeing a chiropractor, though.