Former Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin appeared to have a golden opportunity to take a step closer to landing a spot on Oakland roster during the Raiders’ 34-26 loss to the Chicago Bears Friday night.
It’s debatable if he made the most of it.
For the second straight week, the Scranton native saw considerable playing time while his competition for the third string quarterback spot, fellow rookie Tyler Wilson, did not play.
McGloin wasn’t exactly sharp, however. Playing the whole fourth quarter, he finished 7 of 14 for 128 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. At least, two more of McGloin’s passes could have been interceptions, but they were dropped by defenders.
In fairness to the former West Scranton star, who has a baseball field named after him in his hometown, he did spend much of his time on the field scrambling away from the Bears’ pass rush. And he did lead the Raiders on a touchdown drive, during a two-minute drill.
Teams have to cut rosters to 75 players this week, but it is doubtful that either McGloin or Wilson will be among the cuts.