March 25, 2023

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Raiders bench Derek Carr with the playoffs but lost, a $33 million injury guarantee looming

the Las Vegas Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr led with two games remaining in the regular season.

Coach Josh McDaniels announced the news on Wednesday.

Jarrett Stidham He will start in his place on Sunday vs San Francisco 49ers Presumably at the end of the regular season next week vs Kansas City Chiefs. Karr will be inactive. The Raiders are still mathematically alive for the postseason at 6-9, however Losing last week vs Pittsburgh Steelers All but excluded from reasonable contention.

Meanwhile, Carr is due $33 million next season fully guaranteed in case of injury. It will also guarantee $7.5 million in 2024 in case of injury, Reporting by The Athletic’s Vic Tarvor. According to the report, the Raiders front office met on consecutive nights this week to discuss a course of action related to Carr.

“There is a lot to settle once the season is over,” he said. McDaniels said Wednesday.

Derek Carr’s season is over. Is his Raiders career over, too? (Kevin Sabitos/Getty Images)

Carr has been the Raiders’ starting starter for nine seasons since they drafted him in the second round of the 2014 draft. He’s only missed two regular season games during his career. He missed those two games due to injury.

The decision raises clear doubts about his future with the franchise. Carr has made three Pro Bowls in his nine seasons, last reaching after the 2017 campaign. The Raiders have made the playoffs twice with Carr at quarterback, including a wild card berth last season. They haven’t won a playoff game since 2002.

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In 2022, Carr completed 60.8% of his passes for 3,522 yards with 24 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. His completion rate is the worst since his rookie season and a sharp drop from his average of 68.4% in 2021. His 14 interceptions are the most in the league during Week 16. He threw three interceptions in Saturday’s 13-10 loss to the Steelers but eliminated them from the postseason.

The Raiders hired McDaniels last season due to his prowess as the longtime offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots. Carr’s offense and the Raiders slumped in his first season as head coach. McDaniels and General Manager Dave Ziegler will be under pressure in their second season together to show improvement on offense and in the standings regardless of who plays quarterback.

The Raiders also traded last season out for an All-Pro receiver Davant Adams, a college classmate and close friend of Karr’s. Carr is a respected leader in the locker room. Turning away from him is not a decision to be taken lightly.