The AFC West is loaded with firepower on offense, and the Las Vegas Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs dominate our preseason team.
The off-season is when each team in the NFL tries to get a leg up on the competition within their division. The Las Vegas Raiders made several moves this off-season to attempt to catch up to their rivals in the AFC West.
However, games must still be played before the fans can see just how far the Raiders have come. They plan to be in the mix for a playoff spot in 2020, and the overall talent on the roster is better than it has been in years.
This two-part series will focus on the best players in the division, and here, we start with our All-AFC West offense.
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Fresh off a Super Bowl winning season, and two years removed from a record-breaking passing performance, the Chiefs signal caller is the toast of the NFL at the quarterback position. Patrick Mahomes will be a terror in the AFC West for years to come with his ability to make throws from any arm angle regardless if his feet are set or not.
As talented a pure passer as the NFL has ever seen, combined with an innovative Andy Reid offensive scheme, Mahomes has taken the NFL by storm. The Raiders have their work cut out for them containing a player of his caliber.
Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders
Even though 2019 was Josh Jacob’s rookie year, he rose to the challenge and had a very good season even by veteran standards. The Raiders bell cow back led the AFC West in rushing attempts (242), yards (1150) and was second in touchdowns (7).
What makes these totals even more impressive is that Jacobs played half the season with a broken scapula in his shoulder. Despite the injury, Jacobs never relented in his physical approach to running through defenders.