Report: Raiders extend second-round tender on Matt McGloin

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The Raiders found their starting quarterback when they took Derek Carr in the second round of the 2014 draft and they appear to have strong feelings about his backup as well.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Raiders have extended a second-round tender to restricted free agent quarterback Matt McGloin. The terms of the tender call for McGloin to make $2.553 during the 2016 season.

McGloin is free to negotiate with other teams in the coming weeks, although any offers he receives can be matched by the Raiders. The Raiders would get a second-round pick in compensation should McGloin get an offer they don’t want to match, a turn of events that happens rarely enough that it’s safe to go ahead and pencil McGloin onto the team’s roster for next season.

McGloin signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2013 and started six games as a rookie. He has made three appearances without getting another start in the last two seasons, although the use of a second-round tender suggests he’s the guy the Raiders want starting in the event something happens to Carr.

27 responses to “Report: Raiders extend second-round tender on Matt McGloin

  1. After some questionable early decisions in his job, Reggie Mckenzie has become a shrewd and talented GM.

    McGloin understands this offense and displays some of the “gunslinger” mentality that I’d like Carr to show at times.

    Problem with McGloin…he thinks he’s Brett Favre (Raider Nation understands).

    Either way, smart move if this goes either way.

  2. Havinh or not having a decent back up QB can make or break a season. We all saw what happened to Dallas when Romo went down and we saw how Denver’s back-up saved their season when Manning sucked.

  3. $2.5 million for a backup QB feels a little rich, but with the lack of viable starters in the league you need to do what you can to hang onto a backup that you feel comfortable with, particularly if he has some starting experience and has had a chance to develop and grow for a few seasons. McGloin might not be setting the world on fire any time soon, but in an NFL where Kirk Cousins and Sam Bradford are $20 million a year guys, and Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh McCown are considered starters it seems a lot more reasonable.

  4. Maybe the Raiders think McGloin’s old coach (the current Texans coach) wants to sign him away. It’s a win-win for the Raiders.

  5. McGloin actually hasn’t looked half-bad in his time in Oakland. I doubt a team will invest a second rounder in him but the tender makes perfect sense.

  6. McGloin would benefit from removing Andre Holmes from the field if he has to play.

    His go to play is chuck it long to Andre Holmes and see what happens. 20% reception, 50% incomplete, 30% INT.

    This guy wouldn’t be a starter elsewhere, that’s laughable. I mean he could start in Cleveland right now, he’d still go 3-13 no matter how good the team was.

  7. The most important quality to have in a backup quarterback is previous starting experience. Even though I hate the Raiders with an undying white-hot hatred this is a good move.

  8. 3 of MM’s 11 career INT’s were deep balls for Andre Holmes that were ugly.

    Go look up some play by play on his games, pass deep intended for Holmes will be seen over and over.

    As someone else said, he thinks he’s Favre, he is not. He just takes huge chances with a weak arm. At least Favre had a chance with a cannon.

    Good back up for the Raiders but not half the player many other Raider fans make him out to be. I mean, Bruce Gradkowski was hyped by Raider fans just as much and he’s a career back up with zero chance to start anywhere in the league.

  9. billswillnevermove says:
    Mar 4, 2016 1:55 PM

    He couldn’t start anywhere but the Raiders. He is better than Carr.

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    The bills will always suck, but I digress.
    Idiotic statement that can only be attributed to a bills troll. Worry about your own pathetic team’s roster. The Raiders are on there way to a few more Superbowl wins while your bills will always be in the toilet bowl. Loser.

  10. joetoronto says:
    Mar 4, 2016 12:46 PM

    The Raiders are lucky to have him as a backup. He could easily be a starter elsewhere.
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    Is that you @Bunyan?

  11. peytonmanningsforehead says:
    Mar 4, 2016 4:05 PM

    billswillnevermove says:
    Mar 4, 2016 1:55 PM

    He couldn’t start anywhere but the Raiders. He is better than Carr.

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    The bills will always suck, but I digress.
    Idiotic statement that can only be attributed to a bills troll. Worry about your own pathetic team’s roster. The Raiders are on there way to a few more Superbowl wins while your bills will always be in the toilet bowl. Loser.
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    Thanks Joetoronto, widerightyouloseagain and peytonmanningsforhead……….all the same person. So who is the loser?

  12. Raiders fan, that hates the Chefs as much as anything.

    Matt McGloin will never be better than Alex Smith.

    Let be real and take off the silver and black glasses here. He’s a great backup, great team guy it seems and a perfect fit as the backup in Oakland.

    Bruce Gradkowski.2 is all he’ll ever be.

  13. Good Move, certainly is nice to tie up some loose ends before we, move on to bigger signings. Plus McGloin is a good back up, and he certainly has a better team around him now then when he and Pryor were vying to start. And who else were they going to get for 2.5 that’s any better??

  14. The only thing that made me chuckle a bit, is Carr is only getting 1.4 million next year….so I guess that means my scottish cuz is buying the prime rib.

  15. As badly as Carrwreck faded in the second half of last season, McClown should be allowed to compete openly with Wreck for the starting job.

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