The Oakland Raiders have had a magical season behind quarterback Derek Carr, who has led them to a playoff berth.
But on Saturday against the Indianapolis Colts, Carr went down with an apparent leg injury, clearing the way for former Penn State QB Matt McGloin to take over under center.
Matt McGloin is now in at quarterback. #INDvsOAK
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) December 24, 2016
While the nature of Carr’s injury is unknown, CSN Bay Area anchor and Raiders postgame host Henry Wofford reported during the fourth quarter that X-rays were completed and Carr was meeting with his family in the Coliseum.
Derek Carr is still at the Coliseum. Reportedly the X-rays are complete. He's headed to the Raiders locker room to meet with his family.
— Henry Wofford (@HenryWoffordCSN) December 24, 2016
While the Raiders are headed to their first postseason since 2002, it is obviously unclear who will be their quarterback. If it is McGloin, however, he will have to shake off any game rust in a hurry. Entering 2016, the 27-year-old had thrown just 51 passes in three games over the last two seasons.
He did play in seven games in his rookie season, throwing for 1,547 yards with 8 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.
McGloin threw for 6,390 yards, 46 touchdowns and 19 interceptions at Penn State. He signed with the Raiders as a free agent in 2013.
In another Big Ten-flavored twist, McGloin’s backup in Oakland would be former Michigan State QB Connor Cook.