Las Vegas Raiders: What does the waiving of Tanner Muse mean?
Does this Put Mayock on the Hot Seat?
Before we start attacking Mayock, let’s at least notice that he did the right thing in this situation. Normally, general managers will hold onto a draft pick who isn’t playing well just because they don’t want to make it seem like they made the wrong decision. They would rather give the player more chances to get better.
Instead, Mayock essentially admitted that he and the team made a mistake, and that Muse wasn’t a part of their future.
But regardless, do the failures of Muse reflect on the person that decided to draft him, Mike Mayock? There is certainly a chance that it does. And if the rest of the picks that Mayock has made don’t work out, then there is a real possibility that he will be on the hot seat in the spring.
After all, Las Vegas’ rebuild should pretty much be over by now. They made the draft picks that they wanted and signed the free agents that they needed. If they can’t get something done this year with what they have, then some of the team’s brass will be in hot water.
The Las Vegas Raiders host the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season, and the new-look defense will have a major test in Lamar Jackson.
Some will say that Gruden should and would be the one in the hot seat. But he was signed to a 10-year mega-deal that all but secures his spot as the team’s head coach until he hits year seven or eight. So, if the 2021 season is a failure and Mark Davis is looking to make heads roll, then he’ll likely target Mayock first. And it will be because the picks he made didn’t live up to expectations.