Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams was visibly upset Wednesday when speaking to reporters about head coach Josh McDaniels’ decision to bench quarterback Derek Carr.
“Obviously, I don’t think anybody was excited … you know, him being one of my really good friends and, you know, the reason why I came here in the first place,” Adams said. “You know I wouldn’t be here right now if he wasn’t here.”
He added: “I’m not going to sit here and go on and on, but obviously, I support my guy.”
Adams, 30, joined the Raiders this past offseason in a trade from the Green Bay Packers.
Though Adams has 88 receptions for 1,290 yards and 12 touchdowns this year, the Raiders have stumbled to a 6-9 record.
Carr and Adams became friends when they played together at Fresno State in 2012 and 2013. Adams posted 233 receptions for 3,031 yards and 38 touchdowns with Carr as the starting quarterback.
McDaniels announced the decision to bench Carr for the team’s final two regular-season games on Wednesday afternoon. Jarrett Stidham will start for the Raiders in those contests.
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