Aidan O’Connell or Brian Hoyer will control the Las Vegas offense
HENDERSON, Nevada. – Field Marshal Las Vegas Raiders, Jimmy Garoppolo, will not play Sunday’s game against Los Angeles Chargers in it SoFi Stadium because he remains in the concussion protocol of NFL and did not travel with the team, a source informed ESPN Saturday night.
Con Jimmy Garoppolo outside, the Raiders they will return to the new one Aidan O’Connell a fourth-round pick who sat out the preseason but hasn’t been active for a regular-season game, or a 15-year veteran Brian Hoyer which has not yet begun NFL since October 2, 2016 and has lost 12 straight starts.
“I think the preseason was valuable for me at the time; Just going out there, playing and getting it under my belt,” said O’Connell, who completed 69.4% (43 of 62) of his throws for 482 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in three exhibitions.
“But I think at this point we’ve come a long way and it’s different teams and different schemes and different game plans for us. So I’m glad it happened, but I think it’s time to move on and tan – let’s see what happens.”
Hoyer, for his part, said: “I’m a starter, I’m a substitute. The mentality is always: prepare to play and then go out and execute when they need you.”
All-Pro receiver Las Vegas, Davante Adams taught during the week that the Raiders They are ready for any of them on the offensive controls.
“We’ve been working together for a long time, so it’s not really as important as it looks on the outside, as far as adjusting and getting used to being with someone new. But even inside the training camp, Jimmy makes a couple reps and then Hoyer comes in and throws. I also got Aidan’s balls in training camp.” Raiders they signed the injured Jimmy Garoppolo with a three-year, $72.75 million free agent contract this offseason to replace the nine-year starter Derek Carr even when Garoppolo needed surgery on his left foot after a deal with the Las Vegas.
Garoppolo, who suffered a concussion in Sunday night’s 23-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers although he did not leave the game, he missed 16 regular season and playoff games due to injury since 2020.