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  • LV Running Back #8
    The Raiders GM Tom Telesco said “I don’t anticipate using that tag this year” in regards to Jacobs. Doing so would cost the Raiders $13.7 million in 2024. According to Tafur, the Raiders will instead use a committee approach in the run game. Jacobs adds to an already loaded and talented free agent market at running back.
  • LV Wide Receiver #17
    “He’s a Raider,” was Telesco’s unequivocal Tuesday comment at the Combine. Adams has seemed disgruntled for most of his two years in the Mojave Desert, especially before Josh McDaniels was fired last fall. But he appeared to operate with a new energy and enthusiasm under since-promoted interim coach Antonio Pierce. Quarterback remains a major issue headed into the 2024 season, though the Silver and Black seem to be planning to move on from 2023 fill-in man Aidan O’Connell.
  • LV Running Back #8
    As Schefty notes in his post, the Raiders will attempt to re-sign Jacobs, who attempted to reach a long-term deal with the Raiders last offseason before holding out for most of training camp before signing a one-year deal worth up to $12 million. Jacobs didn’t impress in what may be his final season with the Raiders, rushing for 233-805-6 while averaging a career-low 3.5 YPC. Fresh off his 26th birthday, Jacobs is closing in on the age apex for running backs. Set to join a robust running back market that will feature several top names; it will be interesting to see what kind of offers Jacobs fields in a league that’s avoided paying up for running backs as of late.
  • LV Front Office
    Wooden served as the Chargers director of player personnel (2013-2023) and was their interim general manager for a brief time in 2023. Wooden first joined the NFL ranks as a pro personnel assistant for the Jets in 1997 and has climbed through the ranks over the last two decades. Now, with the Raiders, Wooden will look to help turn around a franchise that’s made the playoffs twice since 2003.
  • LV Head Coach
    The Raiders are widely believed to be one of the more quarterback-hungry teams this offseason. With Jimmy Garoppolo expected to be cut early into the offseason and second-year quarterback Aidan O’Connell profiling more as a career backup, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported earlier this month that they could make “a potential move up in the draft” to secure a young signal-caller, which will likely be required of the team that currently holds the No. 13 overall pick in April’s draft. If the Raiders don’t move up in the draft, they’ll want to make sure they go as in-depth as possible on quarterbacks outside the consensus top four to ensure they don’t take a massive reach on a quarterback they hope will be the cornerstone of their franchise for years to come.
  • LV Running Back #8
    Reed believes the Raiders are unlikely to slap a second straight franchise tag on Jacobs since it would run a hefty $13.669 million, so a multi-year agreement would seem to be his only potential avenue to remaining in Silver and Black. Jacobs suffered through a down 2023 after reporting late, but he was a valued team leader under then interim and now permanent head coach Antonio Pierce. The Raiders have plenty of cap space, and new GM Tom Telesco frequently invested in the position in Los Angeles. There’s a very real chance Jacobs departs, but it’s not a fait accompli.
  • LV Running Back #8
    With Tony Pollard seemingly on his way out of Dallas after a disappointing 2023 campaign, the team could turn to free agent Jacobs as their primary back on a short-term deal. Bowen described Jacobs, 26, as “a volume grinder, with the low pad level to finish runs and the quickness to make defenders miss” — a profile that would fit well in Mike McCarthy’s offense. Jacobs, per Bowen, could also be “utilized as a receiving option” in the pass-heavy Dallas system. Jacobs, who had more than 50 receptions in 2021 and 2022 before his injury-shortened 2023 season, would have quite a bit of fantasy appeal should he land in Dallas this offseason.
  • Scangarello has bounced around the college and pro ranks since 2018, making five different stops over the last six seasons. His last NFL job came in 2021 as the 49ers’ offensive coordinator, and he served as the University of Kentucky’s offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 2022. Scangarello was out of both ranks in 2023, but has reportedly already interviewed with the Raiders and could be in line for a deal at any time.
  • LV Quarterback #4
    Of course, the other option is signing a quarterback in free agency, something they tried to do last season when they signed Jimmy Garoppolo to a three-year deal. The Raiders looking to upgrade at the position shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. While rookie Aidan O’Connell was solid in his rookie season, throwing for 2,218-12-7 in 10 starts, the fourth-round pick was never expected to be viewed as the long-term starter. Currently holding the No. 13 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Raiders would have to give up significant draft capital if they hope to move up high in the draft. However, their recent lack of success at the position could force their hand in hopes of landing a true franchise caliber player.
  • LV Quarterback #10
    Per Schefter, Garoppolo is not expected to appeal his suspension. According to the report, Garoppolo used prescribed medication without having “a valid Therapeutic Use Exemption.” The veteran quarterback is expected to be released by the Raiders before the fifth day of the new league year in March, getting the Raiders off the hook for an $11.25 million roster bonus he’s due to earn. Garoppolo signed a three-year, $72.750 million deal with the Raiders last offseason and played in a whopping seven games while throwing for 1,205-7-9. He was eventually benched for rookie Aidan O’Connell and will now be free to sign with any team. In his first year outside of Kyle Shanahan’s system, Garoppolo struggled to replicate the success he enjoyed with San Francisco from 2017-2022. It’s possible he will catch on with a team desperate for a starter, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Garoppolo in a backup role for the 2024 season.