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Josh Jacobs’ Departure: Money Talks, Vegas Says Goodbye to the NFL’s 2022 Rushing Champion

Antonio Pierce expresses deep disappointment over Josh Jacobs’ departure: “That really stings”

Josh Jacobs’ Departure: Money Talks, Vegas Says Goodbye to the NFL’s 2022 Rushing Champion

In 2023, running back Josh Jacobs made the decision to leave the Raiders and sign with the Packers as a free agent. Las Vegas head coach Antonio Pierce was disappointed at losing the NFL’s 2022 rushing champion, but understood that decisions in the NFL often come down to business.

Pierce acknowledged that the famous saying “money talks, BS walks” played a role in Jacobs’ decision to move to the Packers. Despite his disappointment, he wished Jacobs well in his future endeavors. The departure of Jacobs, who rushed for 805 yards and scored six touchdowns in 13 games in 2023, was particularly impactful for the team.

The year prior, in 2022, Josh had led the league with impressive stats, including 1,653 rushing yards and 2,053 yards from scrimmage. He was a vital part of the team and had a strong connection to the Raiders. His departure left a void that will be difficult to fill. The Raiders will miss his talent and leadership on and off the field.

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