Good News for Former Lion McGloin?

Raiders' decision to send Pryor packing appears to bode well for the former Penn State quarterback.

Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor has been traded from the Oakland Raiders to the Seattle Seahawks, according to multiple online sources.

Why should Penn State fans care about that?

Because it appears to bode well for former Nittany Lion QB Matt McGloin, who joined the Raiders as an undrafted free agent last year and slowly but surely worked his way into the starting job.

Oakland landed a new projected starter in the form of Matt Schaub in a trade with the Houston Texans earlier this off-season, making for a crowded QB room.

But now the Raiders have jettisoned Pryor for next to nothing -- NFL.com reports they will receive a conditional seventh round pick in this year's NFL Draft -- which seems to mean McGloin is penciled in as the backup in Oakland.

NFL.com reported, “the team is comfortable with McGloin as the backup” to Schaub.

Penn State's second all-time leading passer, McGloin played in seven games for the Raiders last season, starting six. He completed 118 of 211 passes for 1,547 yards, eight touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Shortly after the Raiders acquired Schaub, McGloin said the following to CSNBayarea.com.

I'm really looking forward to being around him and learning from him. It will be good to work with Matt Schaub each and every day and learn as much as I can from him. Just being around him, to see how he works and try to pick up on anything at all that he does (will help). I'm really looking forward to that, and being around a lot of the other veterans too.

Pryor reportedly was looking for an opportunity to start for an NFL club, but simply becoming a second-teamer will be a challenge in Seattle. The Seahawks have young superstar Russell Wilson leading their offense and in March re-signed Tarvaris Jackson to a fully guaranteed $1.25 million deal to return as the backup.


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