New Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels could end up bringing with him some soon-to-be free agents on offense from the New England Patriots.
The Las Vegas Raiders have a new regime in place now, much to the chagrin of many in Raider Nation. However, it’s a new day for the Raiders and Josh McDaniels, along with new general manager Dave Ziegler, who will begin evaluating the state of the roster. It shouldn’t shock anyone if the duo brings in ex-Patriots to help out.
Considering this is McDaniels’ offense now, the possibility exists that the coach will call some of his former players. There is nothing new about players following their head coach (or, in this case, their offensive coordinator) elsewhere after leaving.
McDaniels commanded one of the most efficient offenses in the NFL over the past few years. Even more impressive was that the Patriots returned to the playoffs with a rookie quarterback, though an imposing run game helped with that.
While the Raiders have several weapons that will be at McDaniels’ disposal, more help is needed. Las Vegas needs help all along the offensive line, whether it be a starting guard or a right tackle, or simply some quality depth.
"“He certainly did a good job this year leading this offense… We have the capacity and capability of winning here with Derek at quarterback. We know that.”"
Luckily for the Raiders, there are some potential free agents from New England that might be of assistance in Sin City.