The Las Vegas Raiders are looking to finally get to the playoffs this season, but a few mistakes were made when they cut the roster from 80 to 53.
The Las Vegas Raiders have done a nice job revamping the roster this offseason, after another late-season collapse during the 2020 campaign. They have brought in a bunch of new faces on both sides of the ball and based on the initial 53-man roster, there is definitely more talent in this year’s group.
Las Vegas Raiders: 3 biggest mistakes from the current 53-man roster
Keeping Nathan Peterman
We get it, Gruden loves Nathan Peterman, and many felt that he would be on the 53-man roster when the cuts came down, especially after taking nearly every snap this preseason. While Peterman is a serviceable backup, and could likely be a No. 2 on other teams, the Raiders keeping three quarterbacks just does not make sense.
Last season, the Raiders suffered significant injuries, and COVID losses at other position groups, while only needing to use a quarterback not named Derek Carr in one game. Keeping Peterman on the roster meant that some talented guys in other spots had to be cut, and that could prove to be a mistake when all is said and done.