Matt McGloin will start his second game for the Oakland Raiders this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, according to the Raiders’ official Twitter account.
It’s unclear what the long-term answer at quarterback will be for Oakland, but another promising start by McGloin could begin to solve the problem.
The speedy back, who ran a 4.3 40-yard dash in a tryout with the Chiefs two months ago, rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns on 26 attempts and caught 14 receptions for 60 yards as a rookie. He also served in a special teams capacity, returning 1,035 yards worth of kick returns.
Starting Colts running back Trent Richardson has struggled since arriving from Cleveland earlier this season in a blockbuster trade. He’s averaged just 2.8 yards per carry in Indy and has been routinely outplayed by backup Donald Brown.
While the shifty 5’9 and 180-pound Rainey will fill a different role than that of the 225-pound Richardson, his signing could be a signal of discontent among the Colts brass, despite recent assertions to the contrary.
On the other hand, the Colts could just be adding depth to a running back corps that has lost Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard for the season.
Each week Josh McCown has succeeded there have been justifications why there’s not a quarterback controversy in Chicago, but perhaps there should be. The Bears defense isn’t as opportunistic as it’s been in past years, making offensive consistency far more important. McCown is completing 60 percent of his passes, averaging 7.7 yards per attempt and thrown four touchdowns with no interceptions. He might be the right person to lead the team down the stretch.