Philadelphia Eagles agree to sign former Penn State QB Matt McGloin to 1-year deal
The Philadelphia Eagles are turning to a memorable Pennsylvania sports figure to pad depth at quarterback.
Former Penn State signal-caller Matt McGloin agreed to a one-year contract with the Eagles, the team announced Monday. McGloin, 27, will likely slide in as the Birds’ No. 3 quarterback behind starter Carson Wentz and backup Nick Foles.
For the Eagles, this move continues the trend of investing heavily in quarterbacks during the offseason. Philadelphia entered last year’s training camp with Sam Bradford, Chase Daniel and Wentz all on the roster, and this season, it appears they’ll have similar depth at the position.
For McGloin, the signing allows him to return to his home state with a slim chance of resurrecting his aim of developing into a starting-caliber professional. McGloin, a Scranton native, was an all-Big Ten honorable mention as a Nittany Lions senior in 2012 and helped steer the program’s transition from the Joe Paterno era after the school fired the iconic coach in 2011.
McGloin started seven games over his first four NFL seasons with the Raiders. His lone start last year came in the season finale, but he suffered a shoulder injury in the second quarter and left the game after completing 6 of 11 passes.
Over his professional career, McGloin has thrown 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
We’ll have more coverage of McGloin’s arrival in Philadelphia throughout the day.
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