NFL World Reminds Davante Adams of Ruining His Career as Raiders Take First Step in Showing Derek Carr the Exit Door

Published 12/29/2022, 6:00 AM EST
Dec 24, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) scrambles with the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Acrisure Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

When Davante Adams left the Green Bay Packers in the off-season to join his college buddy and QB Derek Carr, the wide receiver didn’t expect things to go down the way it has. The Las Vegas Raiders didn’t wait around for things to change magically. And head coach Josh McDaniels announced a major change in their QB role for the remaining two games this season.

3x Pro-Bowler and first-string quarterback Derek Carr will not be playing the final two regular season fixtures after an unimpressive 6-9 season and playoff football virtually out of reach. 24-year-old Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham will start for the Raiders. And the breaking news caused some uproar in the NFL Twitter community.

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After 9 years with the Raiders, first in Oakland and then in Las Vegas, Derek Carr may finally have to find himself a new team if he plans to carry on playing. Because his Raiders days seem to have ended.

And given his lacklustre performance, especially this season’s 11 interceptions including 3 from the last loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers on the Immaculate Reception’s 50th anniversary, fan didn’t really care for their QB’s next probable destination.

How did Davante Adams react to the news of Derek Carr possibly never playing for the Raiders?

Aaron Rodgers is a very happy man right now. With the Packers turning the table, and his former wide receiver paying for his decision to leave him alone at Wisconsin. Davante Adams was not happy about McDaniels’ announcement regarding Derek Carr. “I don’t think anybody was excited about it in here. Him being one of my really good friends and the reason why I came here in the first place. I wouldn’t be here right now if he wasn’t here. Obviously, I support my guy,” Davante told reporters after the announcement.

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Derek Carr got some support from loyal fans owing to his 23 touchdowns this season. However, it may not be enough to convince the Raiders’ ownership to extend their faith in the veteran.

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In his 4th year in the league, backup QB Jarrett Stidham has very little experience from his New England Patriots days, where he only recorded 2 touchdowns in the 2020 season. And the young QB will have an uphill task if he stays on the job next season.

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favorites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC, and Formula 1.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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