Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen put aside any notion of a quarterback controversy on Monday, announcing that Matt McGloin will start the final three games of the season for Oakland.
According to Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area, via Twitter:
McGloin will start Sun. Unless something unforeseen happens, he’s the guy for last three games. Terrelle will be used as an accent piece .
— Scott Bair (@BairCSN) December 9, 2013
That announcement, of course, is contingent upon nothing unforeseen happening, such as an injury or extremely poor play by McGloin.
Terrelle Pryor played one series against the New York Jets on Sunday, completing 2-of-5 passes for 20 yards and three rushes for four yards.
McGloin was 18-for-31 for 245 yards and threw two touchdown passes and one interception and had two carries for 20 yards.
In five games, four of them starts, McGloin is 80-for-140 (57.1 percent) for 1,044 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions. He’s carried nine times for 22 yards.
Pryor started eight games and now has one relief appearance. He is 134-for-229 (58.5 percent) for 1,579 yards with five touchdowns and 10 picks. He is the Raiders’ second-leading rusher with 508 yards on 71 carries and two touchdowns, including an NFL-quarterback-record 93-yard score against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 8.
McGloin has a passer rating of 86.1, compared to 68.7 for Pryor, and ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating has McGloin at 62.31 and Pryor at 30.62. Pryor was sacked 29 times; McGloin has taken just five. The Raiders were 3-5 in Pryor’s starts, are 1-3 with McGloin and lost the only game the since-released Matt Flynn started in Week 4.