The NFL season has been mixed so far for Las Vegas. This now has consequences for a German professional.
The Stuttgart NFL professional Jakob Johnson has been released by his club Las Vegas Raiders. The 28-year-old wrote this on the short message service X, formerly Twitter. Johnson joined the Raiders last year after making his NFL debut with the New England Patriots in 2019. This season he played eight of the ten league games for the Raiders.
Las Vegas is lagging behind its demands this season. Just earlier this month, the Raiders parted ways with coach Josh McDaniels, who had already coached Johnson with the Patriots. Offensive coach Mick Lombardi and general manager Dave Ziegler also had to leave. Interim head coach Antonio Pierce succeeded McDaniel.
At the end of October, Johnson himself expressed the hope that his team could still turn things around in the sport. “The final chapter for the season hasn’t been written yet. We know that we have a good team. This can all happen very quickly and we’re turning the whole thing in the other direction,” he said in his podcast “What happens in Vegas” .
At the start of the season, three German professionals were represented in the NFL: Johnson and the brothers Amon-Ra St. Brown (Detroit Lions) and Equanimeous St. Brown (Chicago Bears).