Connor Cook’s career with the Detroit Lions is over. On Monday morning, the team announced that it has waived the former Michigan State quarterback.
Cook was initially signed to a future/reserve contract in January 2019. Six months later, he’s looking for a new home in the NFL.
Detroit was the fourth team Cook has been with since entering the league in 2016. He’s also had prior stints with the Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals.
The @Lions today announced the following transactions:
– Waived QB Connor Cook
– Waived S David Jones pic.twitter.com/Id4Ds5mpI9
— Detroit Lions PR (@LionsPR) June 10, 2019
In the 2016 NFL Draft, Cook was selected by the Raiders in the fourth round with the 100th overall pick. He was with the franchise for two years but played in just two games, one regular season and one postseason contest.
Cook completed 32-of-66 pass attempts for 331 yards and two touchdowns with four interceptions in those games. He was released by Oakland in September 2018.
After his time in Oakland, Cook was on the practice squad for the Panthers and the Bengals before landing at Detroit.
Cook has had a disappointing run in the NFL after a successful career at Michigan State. In his four years with the Spartans, he threw for 9,194 career yards and 71 touchdowns with just 22 interceptions. Cook was a two-time Second-Team All-B1G selection, a two-time B1G champion and a two-time B1G Championship Game MVP.