Looking at the schedule
In Renfrow’s first two games of his career, he will have a chance to make a name for himself, as the Chiefs and Broncos gave up well over 200 passing yards per game, with the Chiefs giving up almost 300 yards per game. If Renfrow can prove himself, and build solid chemistry with Carr early, he could have an impressive year from the start.
After that, the Raiders play the Vikings, who have one of the best pass defenses in the NFL, and the Colts, who really found their stride late in the season. Next, they play the Bears, who will surely cause Derek Carr and the Raiders offense problems.
In the Raiders next five games, Renfrow will have two favorable match ups in the passing departments, as they play the Texans and Bengals, two teams who ranked in the bottom five of the NFL in terms of passing yards allowed per game. These could be two games where Renfrow shines, especially midway through the season where he should be getting used to the jump from college to pro.
After that, the Raiders face the Jets and Chiefs, another two teams who rank in the bottom half of the league in terms of passing yards allowed, followed by the Titans, Jaguars, and Chargers, three of the toughest pass defenses in the entire NFL. In the last game of the season, the Raiders will play the Broncos for the second time in the season, a game that could prove to be very important in the playoff race.