As of this writing, Derek Carr continues to be a Raiders quarterback.
However that’s prone to change within the coming days, as Las Vegas is prone to launch Carr earlier than his $40.4 million ensures go into impact subsequent week.
It’s the top of a nine-year tenure with the franchise for Carr, who was benched in December after the Raiders pulled out of the postseason. That call echoed within the locker room, in keeping with working again Josh Jacobs.
“It was positively bizarre, man,” Jacobs mentioned on Thursday’s episode of PFT Stay. “Likewise, you possibly can sort of see the indicators that one thing was going to occur. The season we had – we misplaced the final recreation [to the Steelers] the place we knew we wouldn’t go to the playoffs as a result of we needed to win. We knew our playoff hopes have been over.
“So we sort of knew they have been going to shake issues up as a result of they’d nothing to lose at that time. However we didn’t know it will be like this.”
Jacobs mentioned gamers started to grasp what was occurring when Carr wasn’t in conferences. Then everybody rallied round Jarrett Stidham, who carried out properly within the Week 17 loss to San Francisco.
“Stiddy stepped into that function and I actually noticed Stiddy go from being a man who barely spoke to a man who was vocal and who was a pacesetter,” Jacobs mentioned. “I simply thought, OK, let’s go along with him.”
However Jacobs seen issues weren’t proper on the crew properly earlier than December. In truth, he mentioned the week 9 loss to the Jaguars was the largest purple flag signaling what was to come back later within the season.
“I keep in mind New Orleans beat us [the week before]. They beat us, they insulted us. Give them a name,” Jacobs mentioned, noting that the following week’s recreation in Jacksonville was totally different. “We screwed it up. After which I sort of knew. As a result of I assumed, man, besides for 2 video games, we misplaced each recreation we misplaced by lower than a landing. So I assumed, yeah, we’re not going to seek out out. No matter we’re lacking, we’re there, however we’re not there. We’re not shut sufficient.
“It was sort of like, man, I don’t understand how this season goes to go.”
Issues didn’t go properly and now the Raiders are primed for some main adjustments heading into 2023. Jacobs, a pending free agent, could or will not be again after main the league in a rush. However with a “unusual” exit, Carr will definitely be shifting on shortly.