Raiders: Reasons why Las Vegas will return to the playoffs next season
Ziegler’s First Offseason
How Ziegler approaches this offseason will have a huge impact on Las Vegas’ potential success in 2022. While this team does have playoff potential, they still need to make some editions to make the team a serious Super Bowl contender.
It all starts in a few weeks with the free-agent period. Ziegler will have to create cap space by making a few cuts, most likely parting ways with players like Nick Kwiatkowski and Cory Littleton. Ziegler will also have to decide on what free agents to bring in depending on fit and contract size. He also may want to move some pieces by making a trade or two. If he can nail most of those moves, then that would set the Raiders up well.
There will be a lot of pressure on Ziegler come draft time thanks to Las Vegas’ draft history these past three years. Who Ziegler decides to target will depend on who the team adds in free agency. But regardless, getting valuable talent in the draft would be huge for the team.