The Las Vegas Raiders offseason is going to be an exciting one, and here are some important dates to remember as we navigate towards the NFL Draft.
It has been an exciting time around the Las Vegas Raiders in recent days, as they have secured a brand new head coach and general manager, and got them from an elite program in the New England Patriots. Now, this new tandem must get to work in taking a ten-win, No. 5 seed in the Raiders from happy to make the playoffs, to expecting to compete for championships every season.
The party begins this week, as the Senior Bowl kicks off, and we get to see up hand some of the elite prospects entering the 2022 NFL Draft. Last year, over 40 percent of those players playing in this game were drafted, so there could be some future Raiders taking the field in Mobile, Alabama.
This Raiders offseason is such an important one, as the team looks to see if Derek Carr is the long-term solution at quarterback, and as they prepare to fill some of the bigger holes on this roster. There are also some key players entering free agency, so overall, this has the opportunity to be the biggest Raiders offseason in recent memory.
Here, we look at some dates to keep an eye on.
Raiders offseason: Important dates
All of the key dates for the 2022 offseason can be found here, as everything is laid out from now until the 2022 NFL Draft. Mark your calendars for these specific dates:
- March 1st through 7th: NFL Combine
- March 8: Deadline to designate franchise or transition players
- March 16: The 2022 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time
- April 4: Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2021 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
- April 28-30: 2022 NFL Draft
Measurements are in, and it is time for the players to hit the field for Senior Bowl week and the Las Vegas Raiders to begin their draft season evaluations.
We will have a great idea of what this team could look like for the 2022 season by the end of April, but there will still be a lot of movement in terms of free agency after that. For the Raiders, this is as crucial an offseason as we have had since 2018 when Jon Gruden returned as head coach.