Las Vegas Raiders: 3 offensive departures that could end up hurting in 2021
Trent Brown, Tackle
The Trent Brown situation was a common debate amongst the media and Raiders fans alike as Brown’s tenure as a Raider was for lack of a better term, tumultuous. Brown, who was acquired by the Raiders via free agency in 2019, only played the equivalent to a full season in his two years as a result of multiple injuries, complications from COVID-19, and an improperly administered IV.
Brown was one of the most dominant tackles in the game when healthy, limiting top pass-rushing talents like Khalil Mack, but in football your best ability is availability, and unfortunately Brown wasn’t readily available. With the Raiders’ investment in bringing in Brown, as a team, you must expect your players to be ready to go, which is why the Raiders moved on from Brown.
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As the Raiders enter the 2021 season, the Raiders will open the season with rookie Alex Leatherwood at right tackle and expect him to be ready to go Week 1, which brings me to why moving Trent Brown could potentially be bad for the Raiders. If Leatherwood doesn’t catch on, the depth behind him is slim, and the Raiders could be facing some woes on the offensive line.
Let’s hope that the gamble pays off this season for Las Vegas.