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Connor Cook's First NFL Start Has Been Nothing Short Of A Disaster

Connor Cook drops back to pass for the Raiders.

Connor Cook's first NFL start isn't going well.

Former Michigan State star Connor Cook was the third-string quarterback for the Oakland Raiders this season, and given Derek Carr's stellar play, he never really saw much game action. But after Carr went down with a broken leg in Week 16 and backup Matt McGloin injured his shoulder in Week 17, Cook became the only signal-caller on the roster available.

Saturday, Cook started his first NFL contest - a playoff game against the Houston Texans. Needless to say, it isn't going well.

Cook, in the first half, finished 4-of-14 for 41 yards with an interception, which you can see below. He's also been sacked three times.

Many believe that head coach Jack Del Rio should call on McGloin to finish the contest despite his injuries.

Unless Cook steps up big time down the stretch, the Raiders are going to waste what was an incredible season. It'd be a tough way to go out.

Update: Cook finished 18-of-45 for 161 yards with a touchdown and three picks. The Raiders lost to the Texans, 27-14.