Davante Adams, a wide receiver with the Las Vegas Raiders, defended quarterback Derek Carr on social media on Thursday, a day after head coach Josh McDaniels announced that Carr wouldn’t start the team’s final two regular-season contests.
Adams claimed on Instagram that the main reason he wanted the Green Bay Packers to send him to Las Vegas was because of Carr, a former teammate from Fresno State.
“All of this man’s resources were given. Why I joined the Raiders “Adams penned. “One of the most kind and disciplined people I know. I managed to get my bruddas back in some way.”
The middle finger emoji was an addition made by Adams in response to someone who “can’t respect it.”
Adams, a two-time All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowler, spent the first eight years of his career with Green Bay before being traded to Las Vegas on March 17. He signed a five-year, $140 million agreement with Las Vegas almost away after being traded to the Raiders for first- and second-round picks in 2022, keeping him with the team through the 2026 campaign.
Adams, 30, has 88 receptions for 1,290 yards and 12 touchdowns this season in 15 games (all starts).
In addition to outlining the Raiders’ plans for the remaining two games, which include benching Carr on game day, McDaniels stated on Wednesday that the team is anxious to assess Jarett Stidham. The No. 2 quarterback will be Chase Garbers.
Additionally, Carr has left the team with permission in order to avoid being a distraction, according to numerous publications later on Wednesday. According to NFL Network, Carr won’t practise and his absence will be noted as “not injury related.”
The long-term contract that Carr, 31, signed prior to the season included $40.5 million in injury guarantees. “Three days after the Super Bowl,” as stated in his contract, is when the guarantee expires on February 15.
Carr leads the NFL with 14 interceptions, nine of which came in his previous five contests. In Saturday’s 13-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Las Vegas was intercepted three times.
Carr extended his contract in April for a three-year, $121.5 million deal, keeping him under contract until 2025. However, by dealing or dismissing Carr before the cutoff point at which his roster status secures the subsequent two years of his contract, the Raiders would save $29.25 million. There is a no-trade provision in Carr’s contract.
Carr, a three-time Pro Bowler, has completed 60.8 percent of his throws this season for 3,522 yards and 24 touchdowns in 15 games.
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