McGloin Makes Deal with Philadelphia Eagles

Nate Bauer, Senior Editor
Blue White Illustrated

The West Scranton Gunslinger is coming home.

Matt McGloin, a former preferred walk-on at Penn State who went on to throw for more than 3,000 yards his senior season, has signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. Details of the contract have not been announced.

Up until Trace McSorley this past season, McGloin held the Penn State record for a single-season in passing yards with 3,266.

Upon graduation, McGloin made his way to Oakland as an undrafted free agent. Not expected by some to make it through preseason camp, McGloin went on to play in seven games and start six for the Raiders in 2013, completing 118 of 211 passes for 1,547 yards and eight touchdowns.

He remained with the franchise as a backup in 2014 and 2015, but was again boosted into a starting role late in the 2016 season upon an injury to Derek Carr. In that one and only start in the 2016 season, McGloin suffered a shoulder injury that prevented him from playing the Raiders first round game against the Houston Texans in the playoffs.

McGloin is likely to compete with Nick Foles for the Eagles' backup role.

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