Houston Texans Rumors: Matt McGloin Trade For Oakland Raiders Option Over Tom Savage, Ryan Mallett or Kirk Cousins?

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May 26, 2014 11:32 AM EDT
Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin
Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin (14) throws a pass while under against the Houston Texans during the first half at Reliant Stadium. (Photo : Reuters) "

The Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans could look at a trade involving Matt McGloin at some point this offseason, as the Texans still need a legit starting quarterback after drafting Tom Savage and while names like Ryan Mallett and Kirk Cousins have come up in connection with the team, McGloin could be a great option with his past connections to coach Bill O'Brien, who was his head coach at Penn State.

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The Texans have some major decisions to make and while they appear to be happy with Ryan Fitzpatrick or Tom Savage as the starter heading into the summer, it could change as the offseason progresses. According to ESPN.com, Andre Johnson has stayed away from team activities this offseason and his decision could have an effect on what the Texans do, as he said his future may not be with the team. McGloin showed last season that he could play in the NFL and while he did not totally win out the starting job, he proved that he could hack it in the pros. The Texans traded Matt Schaub to the Raiders so it would be a bit ironic if they traded for McGloin, but that doesn't mean O'Brien won't at least take a look at making the deal.

McGloin is just 24 years old and he was an undrafted free agent last season and had a solid go of things, making six starts in seven games and passing for over 1,500 yards and eight touchdowns and eight picks on the season. The Raiders went just 4-12 last season and while they like McGloin, the team also drafted Derek Carr and he looks to be the QB of the future for the team. Carr eventually will be the backup to Carr over McGloin just because he was drafted and that means eventually could be on his way out.

The Texans were rumored to be interested in Ryan Mallett and Kirk Cousins, but neither of those deals went down during the draft. The Cleveland Browns offered a fourth round pick to the Washington Redskins for Cousins, but they opted against that deal. The Texans selected Jadeveon Clowney with the number one pick in the draft and took Savage later in the event and while they like him, they don't see him starting this season yet. Savage could distinguish himself in camp, but it's more likely that Fitzpatrick or Case Keenum gets the starting job. The Texans went just 2-14 last season and now they are looking to bounce back.

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