Las Vegas Raiders: 3 biggest questions on offense entering the offseason
By Alex Perl
Backup to Josh Jacobs?
There is little doubt that Josh Jacobs is the star at running back for the Raiders heading into 2021. For the second straight year, the running back went over 1,000 yards and earned his first Pro Bowl selection.
At 23-years-old, the bruising back proved he surely deserves to be the Raiders running back for a long time to come. Nevertheless, he played a bulk of the season banged up, and although Devontae Booker was a solid backup option to Jacobs last season, it is not set in stone he will return.
If the 2020 season showed us anything at all, it is that the best teams win by rotating running backs. The Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed us this by pounding the ball with Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette (a 2021 free agent).
With a slew of running backs available, it seems highly likely we see another running back join the fold with Jacobs in Vegas.
Maybe it will be Mike Davis formerly of the Carolina Panthers or even another bruising veteran back like Mark Ingram brought in to be the No. 2. Only time will tell, but this will surely be a position that will be upgraded this offseason.