Meanwhile, his Raiders teammates, including close friend Davante Adams, have reacted to the news.
Head coach Josh McDaniels announced Wednesday that backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham will replace Kerr for the final two weeks of the season. Report broken. he will leave the team for the rest of the season to avoid distractions.
The news comes with the 6-9 Raiders all but eliminated from the playoffs, with Kerr pledging $33 million next season in case of injury. After nine his seasons as the Raiders’ quarterback, his tenure with the team is on the brink.
The news had a huge impact on the Raiders’ locker room, especially Adams. The All-Pro receiver, who played with Kerr at Fresno State University, left the Green Bay Packers in a trade last season to join his friend and college teammate, Las Vegas. Adams wore a Fresno State hoodie on Wednesday to talk about Kerr’s relegation.
“Obviously I don’t think anyone here was thrilled,” Adams said of Kerr’s demotion.
“If he wasn’t here, I wouldn’t be here now….Obviously I support my man. All things considered at this point, in the best possible way.” We have to finish the season.”
The Raiders acquired Adams from Green Bay by trading first- and second-round picks in the 2022 draft. They then signed him to a five-year, $141.25 million contract. When prompted on Wednesday, Adams declined to discuss his future with the team. Said there was.
Tight end Darren Waller, who caught a pass from Kerr in the Pro Bowl and played seven seasons at quarterback, also referenced the news.
“You have to take the emotion out of it and understand that the only thing that’s productive is helping Jarrett move forward,” Waller said. I’m excited to be able to do it. So we’re letting him know we believe in him….
“Of course it’s tough. Like I believe in Derek, I believe the two things can coexist. …But I can also support Jarrett and move forward this week and be prepared. The two things can coexist. think.”
Waller’s words epitomize what promises to be a confrontational locker room for the final two weeks of the season. Carr is a popular player and longtime leader of the Raiders. He’s also struggled this season while leading the NFL with 14 interceptions.
He regressed while playing for McDaniels, who came to Las Vegas as an offensive guru. The Raiders’ first-year coach will face intense pressure to perform next season after falling short of expectations in 2022. He and General his manager Dave his Ziegler can’t go wrong with this decision.
A disappointing regular season suddenly turned into what promised to be a dramatic and chaotic offseason in Las Vegas.