Raiders News: Matt McGloin Promoted To Backup QB; Matt Flynn Demoted
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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders offense suffered mightily under Matt Flynn Sunday in the Raiders uninspiring 24-14 loss to the Washington Redskins. While the numbers don’t look terrible (21-32, 227 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) the offense just failed to do anything after jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the fourth quarter.

Thankfully, the Flynn era is no more in Oakland as not only will Terrelle Pryor be back under center, but undrafted rookie Matt McGloin has leapfrogged Flynn in the depth chart according to Scott Bair of

Matt Flynn is now the NFL’s most expensive emergency quarterback. The Raiders demoted the $6.5 million backup quarterback to the third string following an awful performance in Sunday’s 24-14 loss to the Washington Redskins.

This doesn’t really come as much of a surprise as head coach Dennis Allen spoke on Flynn’s poor play after the game and it was expected that McGloin would likely assume backup duties.

For Flynn, this is just another chapter in what has been a disappointing two year run for the former Green Bay Packer. He was looked at as a future starter only to lose out in competitions to Russell Wilson last season, and Pryor this year, and now drops down to third on the depth chart.

The important news, however, is that Pryor will be back for the Raiders late game against the Chargers as he has been their most dynamic weapon this season. With Darren McFadden uncertain for this game, Pryor’s presence becomes that more vital if the Raiders hope to stop their two game losing skid.