The Las Vegas Raiders are inching towards training camp, and here we take a look at a post-minicamp 53-man Raiders roster prediction.
After the NFL Draft and the free-agent period, an offseason mini-camp can give teams and coaches a good idea of what the final 53-man roster will look like. It’s also a time when many players can make an impact and impress enough people to make a roster, and the Las Vegas Raiders roster have a ton of decisions to make this summer.
So, with the mandatory minicamp in the books, here is what the Las Vegas Raiders’ 53-man roster could look like when the season kicks off.
Raiders roster: 2021 Post-minicamp 53-man roster prediction
- Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota, Nathan Peterman
After a few months of speculation around whether or not Carr was going to be traded, he still remains the starting quarterback for Las Vegas. Carr had a great season in 2020, and it was actually the best season of his career since 2016.
In Year 4 in the Jon Gruden system, Carr has the potential to put up even better numbers in 2021.
It was unknown whether or not Marcus Mariota would remain a member of this team due to his hefty contract. Some thought he might get cut or traded to make room for free agents. But Mariota took a pay cut instead, allowing him to stay as the Las Vegas backup quarterback.
He’s a very reliable backup, maybe the best in the league, so, cutting down his contract and keeping him around in case Carr gets injured is a huge win for Vegas.
Nathan Peterman stays just because of how much Gruden loves him, and what Peterman lacks in talent, he makes up for in football IQ. He’s a good sideline presence to assist with the offense and play calling on occasion.