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Report: It’s Looking Like Connor Cook Will Start Against Texans

A rookie QB could be making his first ever NFL start in a playoff game on Saturday at NRG Stadium.

Oakland Raiders v Denver Broncos
Making his first ever the playoffs?
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While Texans fans await word from Bill O’Brien about whether Tom Savage or Brock Osweiler will be under center for the wild card playoff game at NRG Stadium on Saturday afternoon, word out of Oakland is that the Raiders are preparing for rookie Connor Cook to make his first ever NFL start.

It remains to be seen who’ll start at QB for the Texans, though Tom Savage’s participation in the concussion protocol does seem to make it rather unlikely he’ll get sufficient snaps in practice to be prepared even if he is cleared to play by Saturday. At the very least, Ian Rapoport is reporting Osweiler is probably the man for the Texans on Saturday.

How does this news strike you? Does it affect your outlook on the Texans’ chances against the Raiders?

UPDATE (01/04/17): It’s official. Connor Cook will be the Raiders’ starting quarterback on Saturday afternoon.