Matt McGloin stepped into action in Week 11 for the Oakland Raiders, and within a quarter he showed that he deserved his chance to play.
Scott Bair of CSN first reported that the rookie out of Penn State would get the start over the injured Terrelle Pryor:
#Raiders officially ruled Terrelle Pryor OUT of Sunday's game. Matt McGloin will start.— Scott Bair (@BairCSN) November 16, 2013
He certainly had a tough task in his first game, going against the Houston Texans, who allow the fewest total yards in the NFL.
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However, the young quarterback came through with a strong performance right away. He started things off with a five-yard touchdown to Denarius Moore and then followed that up with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Rod Streater.
Of course, it is important to note that each of these drives started inside the Houston 20. This means that fans should temper their expectations going forward.
However, McGloin finished 18 of 32 passing for 197 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-23 win.
After the game Jay Glazer of FOX Sports suggested that McGloin may be the QB of the future:
Dont be surprised if Matt McGloin starts for Raiders next week, even if Pryor is healthy. Team extremely impressed by his performance— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) November 18, 2013
Still, there are likely better options on the fantasy waiver wire at quarterback, including Case Keenum and Mike Glennon.
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