The Las Vegas Raiders are going to look a lot different in the 2021 NFL season, and here is an updated look at the potential 53-man roster for Week 1.
The Las Vegas Raiders struggled down the stretch this past season, squandering a 6-3 start to finish with a 2-5 record. Based on that, the organization made some wholesale changes this offseason, and the hope is that the collection of talent that will work out this summer will round into a potential playoff team when all is said and done.
As we inch closer to the summer months, here is an updated 53-man roster projection:
Las Vegas Raiders: Updated 2021 53-man roster projection heading into the summer
Quarterback (2): Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota
Derek Carr will enter his eighth season as the starting quarterback for the Raiders franchise in 2021, and he owns nearly every passing record in team history. The problem is, Carr has never played in a single playoff game during that time, which is a product of not only some inconsistent play but inconsistent leadership within the organization.
Now in his fourth season with Jon Gruden, the stage is set for him to take this team to the next level, and he once again has an outstanding backup in Marcus Mariota. Overall, this is a solid position group for the Raiders and should be seen as a strength as we inch into the summer months.