The NFLPA informed players that there would be no preseason games in 2020 but this will not make a huge impact on the Las Vegas Raiders.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, as reported by NFL.com, the NFL Players Association told players this week that due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no preseason games played in 2020. Aside from the push back of football from August to September at the least, the question we look to answer today is how it will impact the Las Vegas Raiders.
The short answer is that this change will not affect the Raiders as much as other teams but it will still have an impact. The Raiders are of course moving across state lines from California to Nevada and have had to deal with all of the challenges associated with a move during a global pandemic but that has yet to translate to troubles on the field.
Despite the move and the massive changes in the lives of the coaches and players, there is a lot of continuity on the roster and in the coaching staff that should be an advantage for the Silver and Black whenever the regular season kicks off.
Let’s take a look at how each side of the ball would be impacted, if at all, by the lack of preseason.