Things got really wierd for the Las Vegas Raiders toward the end of the 2022 regular season.
The team made it clear that they would be moving on from Derek Carr as they benched the veteran quarterback for the final two games of the season leading to Carr leaving the team.
Everything became so odd as running back Josh Jacobs admits you could feel it in the air.
During an appearance on PFT Live with Pro Football Talk, Josh Jacobs admitted that the whole situation surrounding Derek Carr was “weird” and affected the locker room.
“It was definitely weird, man,” Jacobs said according to Pro Football Talk. “Just like, you can kind of see the signs that something was going to happen. The season we were having — we lost that last game [to the Steelers] where we knew we weren’t going to go to the playoffs because we had to win out. We knew that our playoff hopes were over.
“So we already kind of knew that they were about to shake some stuff up because they didn’t have anything to lose at that point. But we didn’t know it was going to be like that.”
In the aftermath, Carr sent out a cryptic Tweet indicating that there might be more to the story about his departure, but never said when he would speak on it.
Carr threw for 3522 yards, 24 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while completing 60.8 percent of his passing attempts last season.
Derek Carr spent last week visiting the Saints as he approaches his contract extension deadline with the Raiders next week. The Raiders reportedly gave him permission on Friday to speak with teams that agreed to meet the terms that the team is seeking in a trade.
Since the quarterback has a no-trade clause with the Raiders, this means Carr currently controls his destiny until Tuesday. Carr has made it clear he does not want to stay in Las Vegas next season, as he’s already penned a goodbye message to Raiders fans.
Aside from that, he has informed the team he will not approve any trade to any team and demanded that they release him. On Tuesday, that is exactly what they did to make him a free agent.
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