The Quarterback Derek Carr To Step Away? Facts To Know About The Whole Story

Derek Carr

A lot of you already know that Derek Carr is famous as the quarterback for Las Vegas Raiders. In fact, he has been the team’s starting QB since 2014. However, recently, the first-year coach Josh McDaniels has reported that the team Las Vegas Raiders are benching their QB. 

So, the question is, who will play in place of him? The reports are here that Jarret Stidham, who is an offseason trade from the New England Patriots will now start against the 49ers on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium. As for the backup, the team will also feature Chase Garbers, according to the reports. 

This has come as a surprise for the fans of Derek for sure. So, if you want to know more about the whole story, then you are at the right place. In this article, we shall tell you everything that you need to know about Derek and the reason for his getting benched. So, without further ado, it’s time to dig into this article and find out everything about the whole affair. 

Derek Carr

Is He Going To Be Away For The Remainder Of The Season?

Looks like that’s how it is going to be for Derek, the QB of the Raiders. Recently, a source confirmed that Derek, the QB of the Raiders and Raiders agreed that the famous QB will step away from the team for the rest of the regular season. The reason is simple- to not become a distraction. In fact, internal sources have also confirmed that the Raiders Quarterback was not there to practice with the team. Moroever, it’s also worth noting that his absence had nothing to do with a possible injury. 

It was perhaps for the best as a few people think. Well, there are also reports that he is probably done in Vegas. Even though there’s no finality to this decision, the sources say that he is in all probability going to retire then play for another team than the Raiders. Well, it’s worth noting that Carr once said, “I am a Raider for my entire life…I’d rather go down with the ship, you know what I’m saying, if I have to.”

The Hope Of A Comeback Is Still There 

So, one should note that Derek had signed a three-year contract of 121.5 million USD for the spring. The internal sources have also confirmed that Raider has made this move to maintain the health of their star QB. In other words, they want to keep the options open for the remainder of the season as well, including a potential trade. Therefore, we cannot rule out the possibility that Carr might return next year in 2023. According to McDaniels, “None of us is happy with where we’re at, but we think it’s an opportunity to evaluate a younger player who hasn’t had much time to play.” 

He also added that Derek does understand the entire scenario and therefore is very supportive of the younger guys. As a senior player, he will help them anyhow. On this note, let us tell you that Derek’s performance has faltered a bit recently. His passing rate is only 86.3 which is a record low for him since his rookie days. We will see Stidham, the 4th round pick of 2019 this season now. 

A Look Into Raiders QB Derek’s Records

For those of you who want to know more about Derek Carr, let us take a look at his fascinating record as a QB. So, let us tell you that the man started in 91 games straight. It’s the second-longest active streak among the QBs as well. Moroever, he also holds every passing record in the history of the franchise. 

Apart from that, fans also know him as one of the top QBs in the history of this franchise. He has thrown for 3522 passing yards with 24 touchdowns and around 14 interceptions in the year 2022.

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