Getting into Week 4, the Las Vegas Raiders are going through extra questions on their playoff possibilities as they’re coming off a dispiriting loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Raiders have been nice in spurts, however after consecutive losses, there’s some actual concern that they’ll be lacking the postseason once more.
Jimmy Garoppolo’s first yr in Las Vegas has been met with blended outcomes because the quarterback has been unable to beat some powerful defenses.
Garoppolo largely struggled in opposition to the Buffalo Payments in Week 2 then adopted it up with one other mediocre efficiency in opposition to the Steelers final week.
The veteran additionally obtained roughed up in opposition to Pittsburgh as he seemed like he injured his ankle, however the worst information was that he was positioned within the concussion protocol.
With a pivotal matchup in opposition to the Los Angeles Chargers on faucet, the Raiders will likely be with out Garoppolo who was unable to clear protocol in time by way of Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Raiders dominated out QB Jimmy Garoppolo for Sunday’s recreation on the Chargers as a result of concussion he suffered vs. the Steelers. Garoppolo practiced in restricted style Thursday and Friday, however was unable to clear protocol in time for Sunday and isn’t touring to Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/0V1eaSJxMn
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 30, 2023
There was some hope that Garoppolo would be capable to swimsuit up after getting in practices, however as an alternative Josh McDaniels must lean on both Brian Hoyer or Aidan O’Connell because the starter in opposition to the Chargers.
That is clearly a blow for Las Vegas who has gotten worthwhile contributions from Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers, however with out Garoppolo it stands to motive that the wideouts might wrestle.
The chances are stacked in opposition to the Raiders and a 1-3 begin to the yr might spell doomsday.