The Raiders started Matt McGloin for the fourth staight week on Sunday, but coach Dennis Allen didn’t give him much time before deciding to make a change.
Pryor entered the game on the Raiders’ third offensive possession. McGloin looked hurt on the field and is standing on the sideline with his helmet on while Pryor leads the offense. There’s no sign of medical personnel examining him either, so it seems that this was simply a coach’s decision by Allen.
McGloin was 3-of-4 for 28 yards on the first two Raiders drives, leading them to a punt and a 52-yard field goal attempt that Sebastian Janikowski left short and right. There wasn’t much to make you stand up and cheer, but memories of the Pryor-led offense don’t do that either.
The Jets lead 10-0 after Geno Smith’s first touchdown pass since October 20 extended a lead they grabbed with a field goal on the opening possession of the game.
UPDATE 1:55 p.m. ET: Pryor led the Raiders to a field goal, cutting the Jets lead to 10-3, but McGloin is back in for the next Raiders possession. Raiders coach Dennis Allen has said recently that Pryor would get a look. For now, it appears that’s all it is going to be for the erstwhile Raiders starter.