If he is available, the Raiders must acquire Lamar Jackson
How does he fit?
To say Jackson would be a change of pace from Derek Carr is a massive understatement. With Carr, he rarely ever looked to make plays outside of the pocket. Instead, if a play broke down, he would simply just get sacked or throw the ball away and get to the next down.
With Jackson under center, the Raiders would not only have a player who is fully capable of winning from the pocket and distributing the ball to Davante Adams and Darren Waller but is also one of the league’s best athletes who is the ultimate equalizer when he decides to tuck the ball and run.
This would be hugely beneficial to the Raiders especially as their offensive line remains a weak point. As such, they cannot have a statue in the pocket such as Carr or Garroppolo and will need someone like Jackson who can create his own offense when the time calls for it.
While it would take a massive haul to acquire him, likely multiple first-round picks and a contract worth north of 40 million per year, Jackson is the type of player that is rarely available in any sense. Capable of turning Las Vegas into a Super Bowl contender overnight, he would give them perhaps the league’s most explosive and dangerous offense.
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels and GM Dave Ziegler do not have the cache to make the decision on Derek Carr's replacement
There is no doubt that the 2022 season has been an embarrassment for all involved with the Raiders. For the fans, there has been little reason to go watch the games in Vegas, especially with the prices currently being charged. If Mark Davis wants to fill the stadium with Raiders fans, adding the league’s most exciting player in Lamar Jackson is a start in the right direction.