Josh Jacobs reveals why he wants Aaron Rodgers to be Raiders QB in 2023
By Josh Hill
The Las Vegas Raiders need a new quarterback, and Josh Jacobs is among those who want to see Aaron Rodgers in silver and black.
With the Derek Carr era officially over, the Las Vegas Raiders need to move quickly to ensure the team doesn’t lose any ground in a competitive AFC West.
The Chiefs are Super Bowl champions, Denver hired Sean Payton to fix Russell Wilson, and the Chargers added Kellen Moore to get even more out of Justin Herbert. Meanwhile, the Raiders released their Pro Bowl quarterback without a clear succession plan in place.
Of course, there has been talk about who would replace Carr when he was inevitably released. It wasn’t a move that happened out of the blue, as the Raiders have known since Week 16 that Carr would be gone. Tom Brady was kicked around as an option before he retired — and might still be an option since you never know with him.
Aaron Rodgers is the next-best option for the Raiders and it’s not just fans who would like to see the Gree Bay Packers legend come to Vegas.
Josh Jacobs spoke with Stacking The Box and noted that he’d love Rodgers to come to Vegas and take the team to the next level.
“I definitely want to play with Aaron Rodgers,” Jacobs said with a smile. “He’s one of the top guys to ever do it. Really he’s one of the top guys left in the league. Just to be able to be around a guy who’s played a lot of football at a high level and be able to pick his brain on a day-to-day basis and be able to witness how he does his football.”
He also detailed how the team found out that Carr wouldn’t be returning as the Raiders starter for the final two games of the season.
“Coach McDaniels put us all in a team meeting, and that’s kind of when he told us. We didn’t see Derek in there already, so we kind of put two and two together,” Jacobs said. “He told us in that meeting and I looked around at the group and everybody was kind of surprised and shook.”
What Jacobs describes is a lot like what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tried to do with Brady. Not only would he come in and immediately make the team a Super Bowl contender, but he’d help install a new culture that would last well beyond his time with the team.
We’ll see what happens, but Jacobs likely speaks for the locker room when it comes to Rodgers coming to Vegas.
Jacobs spoke on behalf of the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year Awards