The Las Vegas Raiders are bringing in proven players this offseason, bypassing on rolling the dice like in the past.
The first two days of the legal tampering period brought a lot of anxiety to Raiders fans, as teams were agreeing in principle with stars left and right. However, the new front office, led by general manager David Ziegler, obviously had a plan in motion, one that got started on Day 1 of the new league year.
On Wednesday, when the league year kicked off, the Raiders got better on both sides of the ball and brought in some proven talent. After years of this franchise rolling the dice on free agents, and missing in the NFL Draft, the new regime set a plan together to start adding pieces that are already established at the NFL level.
So on Thursday, when the word came down that the Raiders were trading for Davante Adams, the franchise got a player that not they coveted, but one Raider Nation had been clamoring for. A player like Adams changes the landscape in the AFC West and makes the Silver and Black a legitimate Super Bowl contender.
There is still work to do, but it is clear that Ziegler and company are not taking any chances.