Connor Cook Named Raiders Starting QB in AFC Wild Card Game vs. Texans

January 4, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Oakland Raiders announced Wednesday that Connor Cook would remain the starting quarterback for the team's Wild Card matchup against the Houston Texans, per Scott Bair of CSN California. 
The decision presumably means that Matt McGloin isn't healthy enough to play.
McGloin, 27, suffered a left shoulder injury in Oakland's regular-season finale against the Denver Broncos that forced him out of the game late in the second quarter. He was just 6-of-11 for 21 yards as Oakland went into the half trailing 17-0. Cook played the second half, finishing 14-of-21 for 150 yards, one touchdown, one interception and a lost fumble.
The Raiders lost to the Broncos, 24-6, and lost both an AFC West title and bye week in the process.
While McGloin played poorly against Denver, he has four years of experience in Oakland and two years with Jack Del Rio's system, while Cook appeared in his first NFL game against the Broncos and hadn't even been activ...

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