3 players the Las Vegas Raiders should trade for at the 2021 deadline
Having too many pass rushers is like saying “I have too many sports cars.” Maybe the average person cannot say this, but if you have the luxury to afford this… why not? This is a position the Raiders seem to be in.
Melvin Ingram is not only seeing his playing time decrease in Pittsburgh, but it seems he clearly wants out of the situation. The Pittsburgh Steelers have been adamant about not making moves to other AFC teams, but their hands may be tied in this situation with a player who clearly wants a move.
The reason why this move would make the most sense is that Ingram has made the Pro Bowl three times, and each time was under the Raiders’ current defensive coordinator in Gus Bradley. Not only does the 32-year-old know the system to complete familiarity, but he thrived under it.
He may not be the feared player he was back when he made three straight Pro Bowl appearances, but he can still get to the quarterback. Although the Raiders possess one the most feared pass-rushing tandems in Yannick Ngakoue and Maxx Crosby, they should not have to be on the field for every play. The Silver and Black do indeed have a great rotational player in Carl Nassib, but the same cannot be said for now ‘acknowledged’ bust Clelin Ferrell.
Signed to a one-year $4m deal, Ingram will not break the bank for the Raiders, and would add the luxury of another pass rusher for the Raiders, reuniting with Bradley would be huge not only for Ingram, but the Raiders if this move can make sense for them in terms of compensation. It is a deadline move, Raider Nation should keep an eye on, it is highly possible.