Former Michigan State QB Connor Cook got his first NFL action Sunday, replacing former Penn State QB Matt McGloin under center for the Raiders after McGloin injured his shoulder against the Broncos.
#Raiders QB Matt McGloin (shoulder) is heading to the locker room and Connor Cook is in. Oakland on their third QB
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 1, 2017
McGloin got his first start of the season, and first since 2013, due to a season-ending injury to starter Derek Carr last week. Cook had spent his rookie season as Oakland’s third-string QB this season.
Cook played at Michigan State from 2012-15, completing 57.5 percent of his passes for 9,194 yards and 71 touchdowns. He was drafted in the fourth round, 100th overall, by the Raiders in the 2016 NFL Draft.
McGloin, who had attempted only four passes this season before Carr’s injury last week, was 6 for 11 Sunday before the injury. Cook completed two of his first three passes for 8 yards against the Broncos. If the Raiders win, they would clinch the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs. If they lose and Kansas City wins, the Chiefs would win the AFC West and get the 2-seed.