NFL Franchise Departures: Raiders lose vital running back Josh Jacobs, head coach Antonio Pierce reflects on ‘BS walking’ in sports

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

The departure of running back Josh Jacobs from the Raiders was a significant blow to the team, as he had been a vital part of their success for five seasons. Las Vegas head coach Antonio Pierce expressed his disappointment at losing the NFL’s 2023 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 year prior, Jacobs had led the league with impressive stats, including 1,653 rushing yards and 2,053 yards from scrimmage, showcasing his talent and importance to the Raiders.

Jacobs’ departure was particularly impactful for the team as he rushed for 805 yards and scored six touchdowns in just 13 games in 2023. Although he had left, Pierce knew that he would always be remembered as a crucial member of the Raiders franchise.

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