Raiders To Start QB Connor Cook

It’s official. The Raiders will be starting Connor Cook at quarterback when they face the Texans this weekend, coach Jack Del Rio announced. "<strong

The Raiders were hoping to have Matt McGloin under center, but as expected, he will not be able to go on Saturday. Already without Derek Carr, the Raiders are down to their No. 3 QB, a rookie out of Michigan State. The fourth-round pick has talent, but he is not completely polished and this could be too much, too soon for the youngster.

Some said that Cook dropped in the 2016 draft due to concerns about his attitude and leadership abilities, but Del Rio praised Cook’s character in the offseason.

I think he’s been outstanding,” Del Rio said. “He comes in, had a tremendous career and is very humble. Obviously he is intelligent. He asks good questions. He’s got arm talent. It’s a matter of getting familiar [with] what we do and how we do it. . . I think he’s off to a great start.

The Raiders, of course, aren’t the only playoff team with QB troubles. The Texans are starting Brock Osweiler after Tom Savage suffered a concussion. The Dolphins could also be without Ryan Tannehill this weekend.

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  1. madmanTX

    Welcome to the Futility Bowl.

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  2. Luis arroyo123

    Saturday night game between the Raider and the Texans will be a game of turnovers due to all the injuries on both Sides. Brock Oswiler is expected to start for Houston, Connor Car for Oakland both QB’s that are on the verge of getting cut.

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    • Snafu0300

      First of all dude, it’s Connor Cook, and second of all, Cook is not on the verge of getting cut.

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      • warpaint

        Probably a raider fan they’re not very educated

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  3. crazysull

    I mean McGloin will probably be let lose after this year it it will be Carr and Cook as the 2 QBs on the roster

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  4. Armaday

    This was a golden opportunity for McGloin to shine, if ever he was going to have the chance to turn some heads. That injury bug bites hard and has no remorse for anyone!

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  5. Ernesto Calvo

    This is a win win situation for the Raiders, we are back and with god help we will be there for many years to come, this is a very young team. Captain Cook has nothing to loose in this game and all to win.

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  6. BoSoxs4life

    Doesn’t matter who starts a QB, no one’s gonna beat the Pats,

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