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Raiders bench Jimmy Garoppolo, rookie Aidan O’Connell to take over starting QB duties

After making sweeping changes to the front office and coaching staff, the Las Vegas Raiders are turning their attention to the roster. On Tuesday, the franchise dismissed coach Josh McDaniels and general manager David Ziegler amid a 3-5 start to the season. 

Two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be benched in favor of rookie Aidan O’Connell, interim head coach Antonio Pierce confirmed on Wednesday.

Garoppolo was the Raiders’ biggest offseason acquisition and signed a three-year deal with the team. However, the oft-injured quarterback has not lived up to expectations when he has been on the football field.

The Raiders will likely use the remainder of the regular season to evaluate O’Connell in order to determine whether he could be a solution at the quarterback position for the longer term. O’Connell’s second career NFL start is scheduled for this Sunday against the New York Giants.

Chantz Martin is a sports writer for Fox News Digital.

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