The Las Vegas Raiders have one of the best slot wide receivers in football in Hunter Renfrow, and if he is healthy in 2023, he will dominate.
The 2022 NFL season was not a kind one for Las Vegas Raiders star slot wide receiver, Hunter Renfrow. Battling injuries for most of the season, Renfrow would appear in a career-low ten games and hauled in only 36 catches for 330 yards and two touchdowns.
That was a far cry from his breakout season in 2021, when he eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark, and found the end zone nine times.
Going into 2022, the signs were pointing towards a monster season for Renfrow, as he inked a two-year, $32 million contract extension. With the arrival of Josh McDaniels, who utilized slot wideouts in New England to perfection, one figured that Renfrow could be in for a career year.
However, it would prove to be a lost season for Renfrow, but in 2023, with a clean bill of health, I expect him to be like the player we saw in 2021, not in 2022.
In two of his final three games in 2022, Renfrow scored, and had his best game of the season in the finale, catching seven balls for 63 yards and a touchdown. With Davante Adams back in 2023, that is the kind of production we can expect from Renfrow, who will be a big part of what McDaniels and the offense does.
Raiders have to figure out who is throwing to Renfrow in 2023
By now, unless you live under a rock, you are aware that the Las Vegas Raiders are moving on from Derek Carr this offseason. Whether he is released or traded, No. 4 will not be under center as the starting quarterback in 2023, and it remains to be seen what direction the franchise plans to go with the most important position in sports.
There have been whispers of Tom Brady, and even Aaron Rodgers, while some feel the team could be all-in on 2023 NFL prospect, Anthony Richardson. Whoever comes in, they are inheriting some incredible offensive weapons, and Renfrow is right up there with most of them.
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Of course, there is also the speculation that the team could move on from Renfrow this offseason, but I do not believe that will happen. McDaniels loves his slot wideouts, and in Renfrow, he has the best in the game.