clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Holder’s Handful: Derek Carr bids farewell, Davante Adams and Josh Jacobs want to be Raiders in 2023, news, mailbag & more!

The offseason officially begins!

Denver Broncos v Las Vegas Raiders
Davante Adams, Josh Jacobs
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

With the NFL playoffs out of the equation, the Las Vegas Raiders kicked off their offseason this week. One of the biggest questions surrounding the Raiders over the next couple of months is; what’s going to happen with Pro Bowlers Davante Adams and Josh Jacobs?

When the Raiders benched quarterback Derek Carr and signaled the end of his tenure as the team’s starting quarterback, naturally, questions started rising about if Adams, Carr’s close friend, would want to play with another QB in Las Vegas. However, the wideout made it clear that he intends to stay with the Silver and Black.

”I wouldn’t have been here or ended up here originally if Derek wasn’t here, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that I won’t be here in the event that he’s not here,” Adams said on if he’ll be back next season. “…I support everything that he has moving forward. But my dream was to play for this team before he was a Raider obviously, and at this point, I want to try to make this thing work and continue on doing what I’m doing here.”

However, the situation is a lot more complicated with Jacobs. He’s a free agent and set himself up to make a lot of money on the open market after winning the rushing title this season. But, the running back made it clear that he wants to continue to build on the foundation he helped create four years ago.

“It has to make sense for me, but this is obviously where I want to be,” Jacobs replied when asked if he’ll be back in las vegas next year. “Coming in, I remember sitting down with Maxx Crosby and all these guys and just talking about the Raiders organization and the culture and wanting to be a part of the change. I still feel that way so hopefully, I’ll be back.”

I made sure to cover that, all the other important Raiders news stories and your mailbag questions for this week’s Holder’s Handful podcast and the full episode is below. If you’d like to have a question answered on a future episode, either tweet them at me, @MHolder95, or email them to

Topics Discussed:

  • Derek Carr says goodbye to Raider Nation
  • Josh McDaniels weighs in on Patrick Graham and talks about how he can improve in the offseason
  • Adams sets a franchise record and isn’t going anywhere
  • Jacobs wins the rushing title and expresses that he wants to stay in Las Vegas
  • Raiders’ 2023 opponents
  • Future contracts handed out
  • CJ Stroud, Will Levis or Anthony Richardson as the next Raiders’ quarterback?
  • Hard Knocks in Las Vegas?
  • & more!

Please make sure to rate, review, subscribe and download wherever you listen to podcasts. Go Raiders!