Derek Carr to the bench; Jarrett Stidham starting for the end of the season

Las Vegas Raiders 2022 season has been a flop and head coach Josh McDaniels has understood that. After the loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Christmas Eve, the coach has decided replace Derek Carr with Jarrett Stidham as starting quarterback.

The head coach announced the move at a press conference that the movement will be for the last two games of the season: against the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs.

We will start Jarrett in the last games of the season. Nobody is happy with the results. We think it’s an opportunity to evaluate a young player who hasn’t had a lot of time on the field,” McDaniels said.

McDaniels also noted that he had an opportunity to speak with Carr. According to his statement, three-time Pro Bowl invitee will do whatever it takes to help young players.

I spoke to Derek who understands the scenario we’re in and has supported young players throughout the year. He will do everything he can to help us, ”explained the Raiders head coach.

Carr has completed 60.8 percent of his throws and has 3,522 yards with 24 touchdowns. and 14 interceptions. In addition, he had 102 rushing yards after rushing 24 times. The 14 passes intercepted are the most in the entire league.. For his part, Sitdham has never started after spending three years as an active player in the NFL. In total, he has 342 yards with two touchdown passes and four interceptions on 32-for-61 passing.

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No defensive help

The Raiders’ defense has left a lot to be desired since 2014.the year in which Carr became the team’s starting quarterback. In 2014 and 2018, the Raiders’ defense was the worst in the entire league in terms of points allowed. In 2020 they were third worst, only surpassed by the Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions. This year they occupy the twenty-third position

Year Defense ranking
2014 32
2015 22
2016 20
2017 20
2018 32
2019 24
2020 30
2021 26
2022 23

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