Trades the Las Vegas Raiders should have made at the 2022 trade deadline
Of course, this has nothing to do with Perryman’s play over the last several seasons. Traded to the Raiders in the 2021 off-season, he was immediately locked in as one of the Raiders’ starting linebackers. With 154 tackles last season, he earned himself his first Pro Bowl nomination.
Despite this, Perryman would be playing for a contract extension following the 2022 season. With a new regime in town, he would have to prove himself again with Las Vegas. Besides some injury issues early on, it has been business as usual for the veteran. With a stout PFF grade of 67.2 to go along with seven tackles for loss, he is the team’s best linebacker.
Regardless, he is unlikely to be extended by the Raiders this off-season. For a linebacker who will be turning 31 by next season and has dealt with injuries in the past, it would not be a smart bet for the Silver and Black to give him a new contract.
This is exactly why he should have been traded at the deadline. Since he is still an impactful player, he almost certainly would have garnered some interest in the trade market. For an NFC team like the Eagles who have struggled at linebacker for years, Perryman would have represented a big upgrade. In the hunt for a Super Bowl this season, they may have been willing to give the Raiders a third or fourth-round selection.