The Oakland Raiders announced Monday evening that they’ve signed fourth-round QB Connor Cook to a four-year deal.
The Raiders have finally begun the process of locking up their 2016 draft class on Monday.
Cook, 23, was taken with the No. 100 overall pick after the Raiders elected to trade up for him. The fact that Cook lasted as long as he did came as a bit of a surprise, but reports later pointed to concerns about his leadership and some reported poor interviews at the Combine.
However, the Raiders felt that there was just too much value in the fourth-round to pass on, even though they have a franchise quarterback in Derek Carr.
If the Raiders can develop him as a backup quarterback, they could flip him for some future assets in the coming years.
According to OverTheCap.com, Cook receives a four-year contract worth $2,959,888 to go along with a signing bonus of $619,888.
During his four-year college career at Michigan State, Cook threw for 9,194 yards while completing 57.5 percent of his passes to go along with 71 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.