Josh McDaniels: We have no desire to trade Josh Jacobs

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After the Raiders started Josh Jacobs at running back in the Hall of Fame Game, head coach Josh McDaniels said that the veteran was in the lineup because it is “good for backs to carry the ball in the preseason.”

Jacobs wasn’t the only projected starter to be on the field for the Raiders, but his presence drew a little more attention and a little more speculation about the possibility that the Raiders might have been showcasing him for a potential trade. On Monday, McDaniels told reporters that trading Jacobs isn’t something the team is planning to do.

“JJ’s a guy we know what he’s done. We have a lot of confidence in JJ. He did well with his opportunities. We have no desire to do that at all,” McDaniels said, via Anthony Galaviz of the Fresno Bee.

As we’ve seen from teams that express no intention in trading a player before trading that player, things said publicly can disguise behind what the team is thinking about doing in private. The coming weeks will show whether that’s the case with the Raiders and Jacobs.

38 responses to “Josh McDaniels: We have no desire to trade Josh Jacobs

  1. “We are not trading Josh Jacobs” left out of the statement… “Until we do”

  2. sorry Josh,, you lost the locker room the moment JJ stepped on the HOF game field. Vets protect vets and starters protect starters.. you made poor decisions in Denver and you hae off to a awful start here.

  3. Jacobs is in his last year with the Raiders and look for the Raiders to run him a lot. Wear him out, run up his stats, then let him become a FA, and draft a rookie in 2023.

  4. The only way i see the Raiders trading him is if its a 2nd round pick or higher. I dont think theres a team out there that desperate for a starting running back currently.

  5. Man, the media really loves to stir up trouble. He even said that it was because he wanted Jacobs to feel some real hits that he wouldn’t see in practice. This is the way (Patriot Way).

  6. Jacobs is a stud. It would be foolish for them to trade him, and it was foolish to not exercise his 5th year option.

  7. 2 things that pretty much settles it he will be gone soon. I hate this coach and the whole Raiders organization.

  8. Definitely heard him say that about Jay Cutler all those years ago. 2 months later he was a Bear lol

  9. in NFL speak that means, “he’s done here, just trying to find some value for him outside the afc west….”

  10. McDaniels is already causing problems, wasting no time. The Raiders are doomed!

  11. Confusion, chaos and corruption….It’s the Raiders way!

    Week one will set the tone, can’t get here soon enough!

    Chargers 28
    Raiders 10

  12. I thought Jacobs’ number on his 5th year option was going to be a lot less than $8 mil, so once I saw that I wasn’t surprised it didn’t get picked up- I doubt McDaniels will ever want to be paying a RB that much. Also doubt they’re looking to move him, but White looked good enough on Thursday that the threshold for an “offer they can’t refuse” may not be too high…

  13. Getting what we can for this bust is critical to our rebuild. This is a blatant lie in attempt to trick the other teams. Not very clever there McDaniels.

  14. They absolutely need to trade him now, the bone head Devante Adams trade is making things very difficult for the Raiders. After this 5-12 finish this season they should just fire the entire front office staff and for crying out loud draft some lineman!

  15. After this double digit loss season the Raiders need to blow up the ship. The rudderless Raiders ship is definitely sinking and sinking fast!

  16. I don’t know how some people consider him a bust. I mean granted he’s not Elite and he probably shouldn’t have been a first rounder but other than one year he’s always been over a thousand yards

  17. democratsruiningamerica says:
    August 8, 2022 at 12:52 pm
    McDaniels has started destroying the Raiders before their first game.


    0 playoff and averaging 5.5 wins for the last 19 years. I think they were already destroyed. If McDaniels can’t do better there’s not much to lose.

  18. curtis20 says:
    August 8, 2022 at 12:58 pm
    Getting what we can for this bust is critical to our rebuild. This is a blatant lie in attempt to trick the other teams. Not very clever there McDaniels.


    3087 yards and 28 TDs in 3 years is a bust? He is 5th best in the league in his first 3 years and he’s only 24 years old.

  19. cbwv1974 says:
    August 8, 2022 at 12:30 pm
    looked like a showcase to me


    Why showcase someone who’s averaged over 1000 yards and 9 TDs a year. Only reason I would see is to show that’s he’s able to play at the same level given his recent injuries maybe? I don’t really get it.

  20. think mcdaniels’ nose was growing as he was talking….. the eagles were reported to be kicking jacobs’tires, but howie doesn’t overpay for running backs, so perhaps there is a player vegas likes on the eagles roster bubble.

  21. Yeah I was really surprised when they had that story early in the game that Jacobs might be traded. Jacobs is the back they have wanted to draft in New England since LaGarrett Blount left. I know they wont give him a big contract and he may leave over that but it will be next off season I think if he isnt willing to take a contract the team likes.

  22. bullcharger says:

    3087 yards and 28 TDs in 3 years is a bust? He is 5th best in the league in his first 3 years and he’s only 24 years old.


    5th best, not even close bud. He isn’t even in the top 20.

    Top NFL RBs in 2022 | 11-32
    11) Antonio Gibson, Washington Commanders
    12) Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
    13) Leonard Fournette, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    14) AJ Dillon, Green Bay Packers
    15) Tony Pollard, Dallas Cowboys
    16) Javonte Williams, Denver Broncos
    17) Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles
    18) Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
    19) J.K. Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens
    20) Michael Carter, New York Jets
    21) James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
    22) James Conner, Arizona Cardinals
    23) Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders

  23. Josh Jacobs isn’t even a top 20 RB in the league. He will be cut at the end of this season.

  24. “Josh McDaniels: We have no desire to trade Josh Jacobs”. Until they do!

  25. Until a team offers a 3rd round pick. I hoped the debacle in Denver would humble McDaniels, but clearly he still thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room.

  26. Josh, we all see your nose getting longer while you hold crossed fingers behind your back….

  27. cueghost says:
    August 8, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    Jacobs is a stud.


    *Jacobs is a dud.

    How is “stud” ranked 23rd??? more like – B U S T

  28. New coach. New scheme. Everyone is a rookie again, until they all know their assignments. RB’s missing blitz pickups can put your QB out for the season. If McDaniels is trying to win this year, and I’m sure he is, he’ll want a healthy QB. They also might be trying to get trade offers. McDaniels isn’t showing his hand. He doesn’t have to.

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