While the Oakland Raiders couldn’t knock the San Diego Chargers out of playoff contention on Sunday, there is a lot on the line for head coach Dennis Allen. With the front office using the final two weeks of the season to evaluate Allen, he has decided to start Terrelle Pryor instead of Matt McGloin in the team’s season finale against the Denver Broncos.
While Pryor threw for 281 yards and one touchdown in the first meeting, it is a very surprising move at this point considering that McGloin has started since Week 10. With McGloin already showing that he has the talent and potential to remain in Oakland, Pryor will get one final chance to impress the coaching staff and front office.
Unless the Raiders come out with a victory against the Broncos at home, it appears another coaching change will be made. While one-time Super Bowl and former Raiders coach Jon Gruden has expressed interest in re-joining the franchise, these rumors will only intensify as the off-season nears.
With the Raiders heading into this off-season with ample cap room and potentially moving to Los Angeles in the near future, brining back Gruden would be the first step in attracting the top free agents and building towards a new era of Raider football.
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