NFL world enraged by Raiders quarterback announcement
In the upcoming Week 7 clash between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Chicago Bears, the Raiders will be missing their starting quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo.
The news about his absence was officially confirmed on Friday, leaving the Raiders with the task of choosing a replacement.
The decision ultimately came down to a choice between veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer and rookie Aidan O'Connell, both of whom had seen action this season in relief of Garoppolo.
Their respective performances in previous appearances this year played a pivotal role in determining the starter.
Among Raiders fans, there seemed to be a clear preference for Aidan O'Connell. This sentiment is largely driven by O'Connell's youth and potential, which stands in stark contrast to Hoyer's 38 years of age.
Additionally, O'Connell showcased promise in his debut start during Week 4. Therefore, many supporters of the team were advocating for him to receive another opportunity to lead the Raiders' offense.
However, Raiders' head coach, Josh McDaniels, had different plans. In a somewhat surprising move, he declared Brian Hoyer as the starting quarterback for the Sunday matchup against the Bears.
Unsurprisingly, this decision by McDaniels drew criticism and ire from Raiders fans, particularly on social media platforms.