Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs appears to have enough. No. 28 wasn’t afraid to show his emotions after Saturday’s shocking loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 24-year-old superstar told reporters that he was tired of what was going on during game days because he gives it his all every day. Twitter began buzzing immediately, with people wondering whether Jacobs will be a Raider again next year or not.
Raiders RB Josh Jacobs has had enough
“And JJ expressed his feelings, and it is what it is; you’re going to have that at times. But I’ve said this a number of times: I love the guy, and I think he stands for the right things, and he wants to help us win, and he should, and he has,” said head coach Josh McDaniels via a recent transcript. According to Pro Football Reference, this year Jacobs has a total of 306 rushing yards, 1,539 total yards, and 11 touchdowns, which is quite impressive. His performance this year has also earned him a spot on the 2022 AFC Pro Bowl roster.
Josh McDaniels understands Jacobs’ frustrationÂ
McDaniels has said throughout the season how much he praises and appreciates Jacobs and seems to understand that he will have his own ideas and thoughts as he is human as well. “So, look, there’s a lot of things that to, I’d say, be evaluated here as we go forward and try to make decisions that are in the best interest of our team and our organization, and like we’ve talked about a number of times this year, we got to try to create something sustainable so that we’re not sitting here having this conversation next year and beyond,” said McDaniels in the same transcript.
Regardless of how much a head coach loves a player, there still has to be an understanding that he is the leader and must make executive decisions to keep everyone in line. Raiders fans are hoping that the team decides to re-sign Jacobs and that there is mutual interest between the two parties to keep the relationship and chemistry flowing.
McDaniels understands that football is an emotional sport, and there are going to be moments throughout the season where emotions will run high. This is where he must rally his strongest troops and make sure everyone is on the same page. The Raiders look to play against their old neighbors, the San Francisco 49ers, in an afternoon battle in Vegas. Can they rally the troops in time for their next duel? The playoffs are still, believe it or not, a possibility.
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