Henderson, Nev. — Las Vegas Raiders bench Derek CarrThe team’s starting quarterback since 2014, first-year coach Josh McDaniels announced Wednesday.
Stidham, a 2019 fourth-round pick, will make his first career start. He is 8-of-13 for 72 yards in three games this season.
Carr, who holds nearly every record in franchise history, signed a three-year, $121.5 million contract extension in the spring, but if the move is made within three days, he could take a $5.625 million salary-cap hit. Super Bowl. His $32.9 million salary for next year and $7.5 million of his 2024 salary are fully guaranteed in the event of an injury.
Sources told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that the Raiders made the move in part to maintain Carr’s health and keep their options open this offseason, including a possible trade. Sources have indicated that the option to return the car in 2023 is still on the table.
McDaniels said there is no “finality” in the decision to close the car.
“None of us are happy with where we’re at, but we think it’s an opportunity to evaluate a younger player who hasn’t had a lot of playing time,” McDaniels said. “Derek has been great. He understands the situation and the situation we’re in and he’s very supportive of both young men. He’ll do anything he can to help them.”
Carr struggled in his first season under the Raiders’ new regime of McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler. Carr has an NFL-high and career-high-tying 14 interceptions, and his 86.3 passer rating is his lowest since his rookie season.
The Raiders also placed a pair of veteran defensive backs on injured reserve at defensive end. Chandler Jones And linebacker Denzel Berryman. They injured their left elbow and left shoulder, respectively, against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.
Las Vegas, a 10-7 playoff team a year ago under interim coach Rich Pisacia, is 6-9 and still mathematically alive for a playoff spot as they finish the regular season against the 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs.