Davante Adams addresses Derek Carr on the bench while facing uncertain Raiders future

Davante Adams addressed Derek Carr’s bench.

Adams engineered a trade away from Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to play with Carr and the Raiders last offseason. Adams had played with Carr at Fresno State University and thought at the time that he was leaving one future Hall of Fame quarterback for another.

On Wednesday, Carr was benched by Raiders coach Josh McDaniels for the remainder of the season and his future with the franchise is uncertain.

“I’m not going to sit here and go on and on, but obviously I’m supporting my guy,” Adams told reporters Wednesday. “We have to end this season in the best possible way, all things considered at this stage.”

When asked if that storyline changed anything about how he perceived his status with the Raiders, Adams was evasive.

“We have two games left,” he said. “We have the Niners this week and we have another game to finish, so that’s all I’m really focused on.”

Adams signed a five-year, $140 million contract with the Raiders that neither side could exit, even if they wanted to, immediately. The broad has a dead cap of $31.4 million in 2023 and $23.6 million in 2024. Although there will be a rift in its deal after 2024, it would still be a bitter pill to swallow for the Raiders with $15.7 million dead cap in 2025.

It was quite a frustrating season for Adams. Not only are the Raiders 6-9, but he let his exasperation boil over during a game in Kansas City in which Adams shoved a production assistant to the ground after the Las Vegas loss.

Nonetheless, Adams had solid stats for the Raiders this season. In 15 games, he caught 88 balls for 1,290 yards and 12 touchdowns. His production future is a mystery as it is unclear who will throw the ball to him.

Davante Adams wanted to play for the Raiders because of Derek Carr, who now has an uncertain future with the team.
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Jarrett Stidham starts in place of Carr against the 49ers. Carr had been the team’s main starter since 2014.

Ahead of the season, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin warned that Adams and Tyreek Hill would regret their decisions to walk away from Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes. The Dolphins are currently 8-7 and are trying to secure a playoff spot in the AFC.

“You left Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes — I don’t know if I could have left Troy Aikman,” Irvin told The Post in April, shaking his head. “I don’t think I could have done that.”

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