The Las Vegas Raiders have positively revamped their roster this offseason, but do they have the worst roster in the AFC West?
It has been a very successful offseason for the Las Vegas Raiders, a team that won ten games in 2021 and made their second appearance in the playoffs in the last five years. Of course, it was also their second appearance in the last 20 years as well, as they have only made the playoffs in 2016 and 2021 since the 2002 season.
Overall, there was a lot to like about what went on between the white lines, as the team battled through a very strange season off the field. With a new head coach and general manager at the helm this offseason, the team got better, but some do not feel it will be good enough in a tough AFC West division.
Recently, Cody Benjamin from CBSSports.com put out his ranking of all 32 rosters heading into training camp, and the Raiders came in at No. 12 overall. That is a solid ranking considering the holes they still have along the offensive line, and on defense, but it came in as the worst in the AFC West.
Does Las Vegas really have the worst roster in the division? This after adding All-Pro talent in Davante Adams and Chandler Jones?
Raiders’ roster is on par with the rest of the AFC West
Truth be told, the Chiefs lost a lot of talent this offseason, and while Los Angeles is seen as a darling by most media outlets, they have accomplished nothing with Justin Herbert at quarterback. Denver will be much better now that they have a capable quarterback, but they also have a new head coach and issues up and down the roster.
The Las Vegas Raiders have struggled to play consistent football for the last 20 years, but that will change with heavy expectations on them in 2022.
Overall, the Las Vegas Raiders roster will be one of the best in the AFC, and whether or not that translates to wins will really be up to the coaching staff. The Raiders have veteran leaders up and down the roster as well, so when all is said and done, their roster could prove to be the best in the division.