The Las Vegas Raiders are off this week as they are on their much-needed bye week. But with the NFL trade deadline just a few weeks away, the Raiders are likely exploring potential trades at this very moment.
Today, we are taking a look at three trades the Raiders should consider making to help with their playoff push for the 2020 season.
If the Raiders are going to upgrade their team, one spot they could consider adding to would be on the defensive line. Maliek Collins was signed early this season on a one-year deal, but that hasn’t quite panned out for either party. It’s also worth mentioning that Maurice Hurst is currently on the COVID-19/reserve list and missed the team’s Week 5 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
If the Raiders want to seriously upgrade the position, the biggest name that could be available is Quinnen Williams of the New York Jets. With the Jets appearing ready to clean house, they might consider a trade of the No. 3 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, should he return a haul.
With the Raiders likely being in playoff contention this season, it’s unlikely their 2020 first-round pick would be inside the top-15. That would be quite the deal for the Raiders as Williams is just 22 years old and is starting to come into his own.
New York would be able to add another first-round pick to their arsenal, which could be used to acquiring the quarterback of their future. Williams would be an easy sell to a Raiders’ fanbase that needs more help on the interior defensive line.