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Raiders’ Davant Adams Addresses Derek Carr: ‘Obviously I Back My Man’

Raiders’ Davant Adams Addresses Derek Carr: ‘Obviously I Back My Man’
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the Las Vegas Raiders He made a huge decision on Wednesday, as head coach Josh McDaniels announced that the team was up for it he sat Starting quarterback Derek Carr for Garrett Stidham. The move may not only be for the final two weeks of the regular season, as Carr may have played his final role for the Raiders.

While Carr A Three years, $121.5 million extension This past season, Vegas could save $30 million if the quarterback is released or traded this upcoming season – and that seems to be the direction the franchise is headed. The longtime Raiders signal caller was the main reason Vegas landed wide receiver Davante Adams this season, as the two played together during their time in college at Fresno State. However, after only 15 games with the Raiders, that time may be up now.

Wednesday, Adams addressed Carr’s bench while chatting with reporters in his locker.

“Obviously, I don’t think anyone was excited about that here,” Adams said. Via Levi Edwards from Raiders. “He’s one of my really good friends and the reason I came here in the first place. I mean, I wouldn’t be here right now if he wasn’t here. I think everyone knows how I feel about him. Having said that, that’s the process of how it goes, and I’m not going to sit here and go on.” But obviously I support my man, and we have to finish the season in the best possible way with all things considered at this point.”

While Adams caught 88 passes for 1,290 yards and a league-leading 12 touchdowns, not everything was smooth sailing. He’s caught just 9 of 25 targets for 114 yards with no touchdowns in the last three games, and Carr is 16 of 51 Adams targets in the fourth quarter of the season. Carr reportedly won’t be in the building until the end of the season, like NFL Media I mentioned that the quarterback would pull away to avoid deflections.

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At 6-9, the Raiders haven’t been eliminated from playoff contention yet, but that elimination could come this weekend. Coach McDaniels said that this is an opportunity for a young player who hasn’t played much to get his chance, and that Carr understands the situation.