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Raiders start Matt McGloin, insert Terrelle Pryor, leave us all guessing what future might hold

Eric Edholm
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There's an old footballism that seems to apply to the Oakland Raiders: If you have two quarterbacks, you don't have any.

You certainly can understand the Raiders' approach to the final four games of the season. They want to evaluate both Matt McGloin, who started Sunday's game against the New York Jets, and Terrelle Pryor, who subbed in for a healthy McGloin, for next season.

Pryor came into the game in the first quarter, after McGloin took the first two series, with the Raiders trailing 10-0. McGloin came in after one series by Pryor.

The Raiders want to get a look at both quarterbacks. That part makes sense. And maybe there's a better way to rotate the two, who knows ...

But it's at the point, even with both players flashing some nice moments this season, where you have to wonder if either one is the answer.

Is there a way to use them both effectively? After all, Pryor is the better runner and McGloin throws it with pretty respectable accuracy. But you can't combine them and make one good player, and it's very possible the Raiders bring in at least one other quarterback in the offseason to challenge them.

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Terrelle Pryor runs the ball against the Jets on Sunday. (Getty)

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