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NFL 2017 Free Agency: Matt McGloin wants to play where he can compete for starting job

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Matt McGloin is a competitor. And he is set to become a free agent for the first time in his NFL career. So, naturally wherever he plays next season, he wants a chance to be the man, telling reporters today that he wants to go “where they will give me a chance to compete for a starting role.”

That qualification would exclude Oakland from his list because Derek Carr is the unquestioned starter and figures to remain so for a good long while.

Last offseason, the Raiders showed they valued McGloin’s services as their primary backup by making putting a second round tender on him.

Backup quarterbacks can make pretty good money in the NFL. McGloin played well as a rookie in 2013, even though he had a rough outing starting the season finale in Denver in place of Derek Carr who broke his fibula late in the team’s win over the Colts.

McGloin could have made himself a valuable commodity with a strong performance, but he didn’t do his market value any favors, completing just 6 of 11 passes for 21 yards before getting knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury. He will be hoping some QB needy team looks past that and give him a shot.

But he won’t get that in Oakland.