It is no big secret that the Las Vegas Raiders struggled to get after the quarterback this past season, as they were able to muster only 21 sacks as a team. Seven of those sacks came from second-year edge rusher Maxx Crosby, who has been an absolute steal since Mike Mayock drafted him in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Eastern Michigan.
The No. 4 pick that year, Clemson star Clelin Ferrell, has not had as much success at getting after the quarterback, though he was solid against the run this past season. Still, getting picked at No. 4 overall as an edge rusher makes the fan base expect ten-plus sacks per season, and we may have to come to the realization that it is not Ferrell’s game.
As we turn the page to the 2021 NFL season, the Raiders have to get better in terms of the pass rush, as it will help all three levels of the defense. On Wednesday, a report came out that the Denver Broncos may move on from Von Miller, one of the greatest sack masters in the history of the game.
When news broke, one famous Raiders fan chimed in.
Damian Lillard wants the Raiders to go after Von Miller
Damian Lillard is not only one of the greatest NBA players in the game today, but he is also an avid Raiders fan. You can be sure to follow his Twitter on Gamedays, as he is never one to be shy about the way the Silver and Black are playing on any given Sunday.
On Wednesday, Lillard took to Twitter once more, but this time to discuss his feelings on the suddenly, possibly available Miller.
Lillard knows his football, and wants the Raiders to be successful, so if Dame is adamant about the Silver and Black getting Miller, why not put in a call once he is available?
Miller missed the entire 2020 NFL season due to a freak injury to his peroneal tendon, though the expectation is that he will be ready to go for the 2021 campaign. Benjamin Allbright took to Twitter to state that no decision has been made on whether or not the Broncos will bring back Miller, but if he does become available, the Raiders have to at least entertain bringing him in.