While unlikely to make it to the 2022 NFL playoffs, the Raiders aren’t mathematically out of contention entering Week 17 with the 49ers. Still, coach Josh McDaniels is making changes to quarterback, and announced Wednesday that Derek Carr has been benched for backup Jarrett Stidham for the rest of the year. He left the QB swap door open after a narrow loss to the Steelers in Week 16.
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Kerr, a three-time Pro Bowler who threw for 3,522 yards, 24 touchdowns and 14 interceptions this year, 91 consecutive appearances For the Raiders, it’s the longest active streak by a QB in the NFL. The veteran just signed his three-year, $121.5 million extension this offseason that ties him to Las Vegas through 2025, triggering the team to score wide receiver D’Avante his Adams in a big hit. I was. But he’s less efficient than usual under McDaniels, ramping up a freakish offense and struggling to end a game in which Las Vegas is leading with his 6-9 start.
Despite his lucrative new contract, Kerr will be released after the 2022 season with no financial penalty, saving the Raiders about $30 million immediately. Now that he’s been plucked from the lineup after less than a year as McDaniels’ QB1, the safe bet is, in fact, Las Vegas parting with the previous second-round pick this offseason. was at least an average starter for much of his career, often credited for his leadership during multiple regime transitions, but recorded only two playoff appearances in nearly a decade for silver and black. Is not.