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The Raiders May Decide For A Full Fresh Start In 2023


Wide receiver Davante Adams #17, guard Alex Bars #64, wide receiver Hunter Renfrow #13 and tight end Darren Waller #83 of the Las Vegas Raiders celebrate Adams' touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of their game at Allegiant Stadium on January 01, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The Las Vegas Raiders and their fans were expecting a run at the Super Bowl during the 2022 season.

The team had traded for Davante Adams, arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL, during the offseason, and it looked like they had the tools to go all the way.

Instead, they blew a number of late leads and lost several close games, leading to a 6-11 finish, and although many fans have been calling for head coach Josh McDaniels to be fired, he is still at the helm.

The Raiders have apparently already made the decision to move on from quarterback Derek Carr, who had a rough season, and more changes may be on the way in the next several months.

Jarrett Stidham took over under center for Las Vegas’ last two games, and although he showed some promise, particularly in a narrow Week 17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, he threw almost as many interceptions (three) and touchdowns (four) in those two contests.

There have been rumors the Raiders may go after a more established signal-caller, such as Aaron Rodgers, the 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo or possibly even the legendary Tom Brady.

They could also use some help defensively, as they finished just 25th in rushing touchdowns allowed, 26th in points allowed, 28th in total yards allowed and 29th in passing yards allowed.

Raiders fans are understandably impatient, as the franchise hasn’t won a playoff game since the 2002 season when it lost in the Super Bowl to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

But making aggressive tweaks to the roster won’t necessarily result in a breakthrough season.



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