Raiders moving Alex Leatherwood back to RT could be disastrous
Raiders should pursue Andrew Norwell
Whoever becomes the new general manager of the Raiders will need to make the o-line their priority. Protecting Derek Carr (assuming he’s coming back) should take precedent, but also maintaining the momentum at the end of the season when the run game finally came together.
An eight-year veteran, Norwell has been one of the most consistent guards in the NFL. His best individual season was in 2017 when he was a First-Team All-Pro for the Carolina Panthers.
Even though he’s 30, Norwell has been relatively healthy the past three years with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Except for 2020, Norwell played full seasons in 2019 and this year as well. Since 2016, the Cincinnati, Ohio native has played in at least 97 percent of his team’s offensive snaps.
Considering the likelihood that Incognito’s gone, Norwell will provide a nice boost and a bridge to a future Raiders guard, whether they draft one this April or next year. Adding Norwell buys the Raiders’ brass some time while still addressing an important need.