Derek Carr
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 24: Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) looks on after the national football league game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 24, 2022 at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

McDaniels: Derek Carr “understands the scenario we’re in”


A year ago, the Raiders made the postseason under Interim Coach Rich Bisccia and quarterback Derek Carr.  

Now with two games remaining in 2022, new head coach Josh McDaniels has chosen to bench Carr for Jarrett Stidham.  

Carr, is the Raiders all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns for the past 9 seasons.  The question remains whether Carr and the Raiders will part ways in the offseason.  

The Raiders have a slim chance at the playoffs, and host the 49ers and Chiefs the final two weeks of the season. 

“He understands the scenario we are in,” McDaniels told media Wednesday.

Carr signed a three-year, $121.5 million extension with the Raiders in April. The Raiders have a way out of the agreement thanks to a low 2023 dead cap number of $5.62 million if he is cut or traded three days after the Super Bowl.

Carr has regressed under McDaniels leading the league with 14 interceptions. The team has lost 8 one score games this season and Carr has struggled in the second half for most of the season.  

Despite Carr being the all time leading passer, the Raiders have only 2 playoff berths and 6 losing seasons with him under the helm. 

Jarrett Stidham was traded from the Patriots to Las Vegas in the offseason.  

Carr has decided to not practice or dress for the remainder of the season.