Former Penn State QB Matt McGloin to attend Redskins Rookie Camp
Instead, Mark McGolin took a gamble on the Washington Redskins, by accepting team’s invite to their rookie minicamp invite on Thursday.
"We waited for offers to come in and we had six to eight teams contact us and I decided to go to Washington, where I think I can go and make an impact," said Matt McGloin. "Hopefully, I will prove that I can get the job done and impress some people."
Mark Magazu said Matt McGolin opted for the Washington Redskins since he “admires the organization and the way they develop quarterbacks in that system."
The Washington Redskins currently have four quarterbacks on the roster. But with starting quarterback and 2012 draft 2nd overall pick Robert Griffin III coming off knee injury this offseason, the Washington Redskins could always use additional depth at the position. Matt McGolin will compete with Kirk Cousins, Pat White and Rex Grossman for the backup quarterback job behind Robert Griffin III.
"For the next few days, I'm a Washington Redskin. And right now my mission is to prove that I can contribute and hopefully be a Redskin next week, then next month,” said Matt McGolin, “and fight to earn a spot on the team for the season. This is what I've fought my entire life to earn, and I'm going to make the most of it."
After initially starting as a walk-on with the Nittany Lions, Matt McGolin took over as the starter in his sophomore year due to an injury to quarterback Rob Bolden, and soon established himself at the position. Last season, Matt McGolin connected on 60.5 percent of his passes for 24 touchdowns and five interceptions leading the Nittany Lions to a 8-4 record. Matt McGolin also posted a school record by throwing for 3,266 yards in 201, was selected to play in the Texas vs. The Nation senior all-star game and won the Burlsworth Award at the end of the season, given to the top player in the nation who began his career as a walk-on.
"He deserves a shot, and that's all he's asking for," Penn State coach Bob O'Brien said of Matt McGolin. "I'm glad Washington coach [Mike] Shanahan is giving him a shot."
However, if Matt McGolin doesn’t receive a roster invite from the Washington Redskins, his agent indicated that McGolin will attend rookie minicamp with one of the other NFL teams next week, who recently extended him an invite.