The Las Vegas Raiders appear to be set in terms of their starting offensive line, but some depth players are scheduled to hit free agency in 2020.
Heading into the 2020 NFL season, many believe that the Las Vegas Raiders should have one of the better offensive lines in football. Last season, Trent Brown came in as the starting right tackle, and made the Pro Bowl, and center Rodney Hudson is arguably the best at his position in all of football.
In his second season as the starting left tackle, Kolton Miller continued to move in the right direction, and free agent signing Richie Incognito proved that he is still starting caliber at left guard. At right guard, Gabe Jackson battled a knee injury to start the season, but should once again be in the starting lineup this Fall.
Overall, this is a group that has gelled over the past 12 months, and were a big reason why rookie running back Josh Jacobs had a record-breaking season in 2019. With questions looming at wide receiver, and even at quarterback, the Raiders at least have their offensive line seemingly set in place for the first season in Las Vegas.
Here are the offensive linemen on the current roster entering free agency.
Richie Incognito was originally scheduled to enter free agency in 2020, as he was brought to Oakland on a one-year, prove it contract this past offseason. However, he proved he has more than enough left in the tank, and the team rewarded him with a new two-year deal last month.
It would make sense for the Raiders to bring back both Sharpe and Devey this offseason, as they are both solid depth guys who play different roles. Devey is a guy who can play both center or guard for the Raiders if someone goes down due to injury, and Sharpe proved last season that he can start at the NFL when needed.
Sharpe is only 24-years old, and has been with the organization for three years now, despite a quick stop with the Houston Texans. If Gabe Jackson is brought back in a starting role, Devey would be solid depth behind him, as would Hunt if the team decides to bring him back as well in 2020.
With Incognito already under contract, the Raiders starting five along the offensive line seems set as they head into the new league year. It will be interesting to see what they do with Jackson, but in terms of the unit as a whole, the Raiders should have one of the best in the game in 2020 and beyond.