Derek Carr has literally left the building.
The Derek Carr era for the Las Vegas Raiders could be coming to an end after head coach Josh McDaniels announced Wednesday he will start backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham over the final two weeks of the 2022 NFL season.
Just hours after Raiders coach Josh McDaniels announced Carr would be benched in favor of backup Jarrett Stidham, the veteran QB was not spotted by reporters at practice. It was later reported that Carr and the Raiders agreed that he would step away from the team to “avoid the obvious distractions.”
Discussions between Carr and Raiders brass led to this outcome, per Rapoport, and the ninth-year passer will not attend practices or the team’s final two games.
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Carr has struggled of late. In his last five starts, he has thrown for 1,087 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions. He is coming off a 13-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, when he went 16-of-30 for 174 yards, one touchdown and three picks.
For Stidham, he has 11 appearances over three years. The 2019 fourth-round pick has completed 52.5 percent of his passes for 342 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions.
For Carr, the three-time Pro Bowler signed a three-year, $121.5 million extension with the team, but the team can easily move on from him this offseason. If so, Carr figures to be near the top of the list for franchises looking to add a veteran signal-caller.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.