The Las Vegas Raiders are Getting Worse Not Better
The Las Vegas Raiders have made many moves this offseason. Las Vegas cut quarterback Derek Carr. They replaced him with Jimmy Garoppolo on a three-year deal worth $67.5 million. Garoppolo has been injury prone when he was with the San Francisco 49ers and doesn't throw the deep ball well lately.
Also, they traded away Darren Waller, the tight end to the New York Giants for a third-round compensatory pick, which is 100th overall in the 2023 NFL Draft. They basically gave him away for free and Waller has been a very important part of the offense despite the injuries.
Foster Moreau now becomes the starting tight end. He isn't bad and he isn't the level of talent Waller is. Darren Waller is a headache.
Josh Jacobs, the running back who was franchise tagged by the Raiders, expressed his frustration with the organization through Twitter after the trade.
All they have left on offense is wide receiver Davante Adams and he expressed his frustration the other day as well on social media. Hunter Renfrow could very well be cut by Las Vegas.
Also, the offensive line is horrendous and the defense has a lot of holes. It is quite funny that they think Derek Carr was the main problem and Jimmy Garoppolo coming in all of a sudden coming in is going to magically fix this football team because the outside media calls him a "winner."
The Las Vegas Raiders also signed wide receiver Jakobi Meyers to a three-year deal worth $33 million. He was with the New England Patriots a season ago. Meyers is very familiar with his time with head coach Josh McDaniels when he was the offensive coordinator in New England.
Dave Ziegler is the Raiders' general manager and it is interesting with the moves he is making because is it he or Josh McDaniels doing them himself and acting as his puppet? Anyhow you slice it, they are not getting better and they are getting worse in arguably the toughest division in the NFL in the NFC West.