Derek Carr benched by Josh McDaniels in sign Raiders career could be over

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Derek Carr’s vocation with the Raiders could already beryllium over.

The Raiders are planning to commencement Jarrett Stidham successful spot of Carr against the 49ers connected Sunday, caput manager Josh McDaniels announced connected Wednesday. Carr volition beryllium inactive against San Francisco with Chase Garbers slated to beryllium Stidham’s backup.

Before the quality became official, aggregate reports indicated that a benching could spell the extremity of Carr’s nine-year tenure with the Raiders.

“If the Raiders beryllium Derek Carr Sunday, it volition beryllium the 4th crippled helium misses successful 9 seasons and the 1st not owed to injury,” Vic Tafur, who covers the Raiders for The Athletic, tweeted connected Wednesday. “His wage of $33 cardinal adjacent twelvemonth and $7.5 cardinal successful 2024 go guaranteed if helium gets hurt, and beforehand bureau met past 2 nights to determine connected people of action.”

While it’s imaginable Carr would person immoderate commercialized value, ProFootballTalk laminitis Mike Florio wrote that a benching would beryllium a “clear precursor” for a merchandise fixed that Carr’s $40 cardinal owed successful 2023 vests astatine the aforesaid clip a commercialized would go allowed astatine the commencement of the caller league year. Therefore, if a squad agreed to commercialized for Carr but aboriginal backed out, the Raiders would beryllium stuck holding the bag.

The Raiders' determination  connected  whether to seat  Derek Carr mightiness  beryllium  a precursor to releasing him, according to aggregate  reports.The Raiders’ determination connected whether to seat Derek Carr mightiness beryllium a precursor to releasing him, according to aggregate reports.Getty Images

McDaniels acknowledged that Carr’s clip with the squad could beryllium finished.

“There’s a batch to beryllium sorted done erstwhile the play is over,” the manager told reporters connected Wednesday.

Carr has thrown 14 interceptions, the astir successful the NFL this season, and threw 3 successful the Raiders’ nonaccomplishment to the Steelers this past week.

Raiders caput  manager  Josh McDaniels (l.) talks to Derek Carr (r.) during a crippled  against the Patriots connected  Dec. 18, 2022.Raiders caput manager Josh McDaniels (l.) talks to Derek Carr (r.) during a crippled against the Patriots connected Dec. 18, 2022.Getty Images

The Raiders (6-9) person disappointed this play successful McDaniels’ archetypal twelvemonth connected the job. They’ve mislaid 4 games successful which they were starring by 10 oregon much astatine halftime.

If the Raiders bash determination connected from Carr, it would beryllium a monolithic changing of the guard, arsenic he’s been their superior starting backmost since 2014.