After the impressive win over the Houston Texans in Week 11, all the attention turned to rookie quarterback Matt McGloin.
The undrafted rookie gunslinger played much better than anticipated in his first NFL start. McGloin’s performance has led to speculation that Terrelle Pryor’s job
status as the starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders is in jeopardy.
According to Steve Corkran of Contra Costa Times, head coach Dennis Allen hasn’t made a decision on who will start at quarterback against the Tennessee Titans in Week 12:
“Raiders coach Dennis Allen said he still hasn’t decided whether McGloin’s sterling starting debut against the Houston Texans on Sunday earned him the start against the Tennessee Titans this coming Sunday.”
Allen will talk to Pryor about his health this week before making a decision on the starter for Week 12 via Corkran:
With McGloin throwing three touchdowns and zero interceptions against an elite defense, the Raiders finally have a pocket passer that gives the offense an ability to be a force through the air as well as on the ground. Pryor was a headache for opposing defenses earlier in the season with his running ability, but has become more and more predictable and ineffective over the past few weeks.
Along with defense beginning to figure out how to defend Pryor, the Ohio State product has struggled in his attempts to become a force passing the football. McGloin on the other hand proved to be a force with his arm consistently on Sunday and may be the best option for this team in terms of competing for a playoff spot in the AFC moving forward.