Allen emphasized that the decision was part of the plan all along and does not reflect on McGloin's play, according to the Contra Costa Times.
It's easy for Allen to say, realizing there are no quarterback controversies for a team whose season ends next week.
Had McGloin maintained a high level of play, the priority would be on further evaluation of his skills rather than Pryor's.
Instead, McGloin has regressed. He's thrown an interception in five consecutive games, including five in the last two weeks. Much like Case Keenum in Houston, McGloin has also struggled against the blitz.
Allen insists McGloin has a future with the team. What he didn't say is that it's likely as a backup to a quarterback brought in throught the NFL Draft, trade or free agency.