Connor Cook is making his way back to the state of Michigan.
Just two days after the Detroit Lions’ season came to a close, the Lions reached out and signed Cook, a former Michigan State QB, to a reserve/futures contract. Cook, 25, hasn’t had much playing time in the NFL to this point.
He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2016 and played in a playoff game that season due to an injury to the team’s starting QB. Cook lost that game and threw three interceptions.
He hasn’t played since that contest and has been on the Cincinnati Bengals and Carolina Panthers practice squads this season.
At Michigan State, Cook threw for 9,194 yards, 71 TD and 22 INT. Cook started the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons with the Spartans and saw limited playing time as a freshman in 2012.