Matt McGloin: NFL Playoff Starting Quarterback

By Dan Vecellio on December 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Kelley L Cox - USA Today


During Saturday's game against the Indianapolis Colts, current Oakland Raiders backup and former Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin was called into action after a lower-body hit on Derek Carr knocked him out of the game. 

McGloin had a modest stat line, going 2-of-3 for 29 yards, which included a needle-threading to Amari Cooper to seal the 33-25 victory for the Raiders in the final minute. After the game, Oakland head coach Jack Del Rio announced that Carr had fractured his fibula, ruling him out indefinitely. 

The Raiders have already clinched a playoff spot and are still in the running for a first-round bye. It's time to talk to your children about Matt McGloin starting at quarterback in the NFL playoffs next month. His backup would be another former Big Ten quarterback, Michigan State's Connor Cook.  

UPDATE: Postgame comments from McGloin:

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