The Las Vegas Raiders have an elite tight end in Darren Waller, and here, we look at the rest of the tight end situation entering the offseason.
Coming into the 2021 season, the Raiders often flaunted their high-end tight end group. Led by Pro Bowler and league-wide top-3 tight end Darren Waller, this was seen as the deepest and most talented position group on the Raiders roster.
Waller was coming off of a season in which he caught 107 balls for 1,196 yards and nine touchdowns. Waller had entered the conversation for the best tight end in the game and was looking to cement himself as the frontrunner with his unmatched athleticism and top role in the offense.
Foster Moreau was the tight end with more questions. He flashed in his rookie year showing athleticism, leadership, and a knack for catching touchdowns. However, a late-season ACL tear wiped out some optimism and the Raiders added veteran Jason Witten to supplement Moreau as he recovered.
Moreau saw little time behind Witten, a questionable move that turned out to be a bad one, before rebounding in 2021 to set career highs in receptions and yards in the absence of Waller. Moreau and Waller were selling points for Josh McDaniels to abandon his comfy offensive coordinator role in New England to engineer the Raiders’ 2022 offense.