Matt McGloin’s first start was nice enough that the Raiders would like to see him twice.
Coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday that McGloin will start against the Titans on Sunday. Allen said earlier this week that McGloin’s good play against the Texans earned him a spot in the conversation for starting quarterback and Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Allen said Wednesday that McGloin “earned” a second opportunity.
Allen left the door open for McGloin to remain in the lineup, saying that football is a “production business.” McGloin produced 197 yards, three touchdowns and a victory in Week 11 and you have to imagine that a repeat would keep him in the lineup even if Terrelle Pryor’s knee is fully recovered.
Pryor’s status will be monitored for the rest of the week and Allen said he could dress as McGloin’s backup on Sunday if he’s feeling well enough to play. If not, Tyler Wilson will again serve as the next man up.