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.
— The Sports Daily (@SportsDailyBlog) December 24, 2016
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.
#Raiders coach Jack Del Rio says QB Derek Carr has a broken fibula and will have surgery tomorrow. He's out indefinitely. Crushing.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 25, 2016
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.
tfw youre probably going to be starting an NFL playoff game pic.twitter.com/GDa9TCoUUL
— Roar Lions Roar (@RLRblog) December 25, 2016
UPDATE: Postgame comments from McGloin:
— Jimmy Durkin (@Jimmy_Durkin) December 25, 2016