Prediction of the roster of 53 post-minicamp 2021 players
The Las Vegas Raiders are heading to training camp, and here we take a look at a 53-man roster prediction after the minicamp.
After the NFL Draft and free agent period, an offseason mini-camp can give teams and coaches a good idea of ââwhat the final roster of 53 players will look like. It’s also a time when many players can make an impact and impress enough people to make a roster, and the Las Vegas Raiders have a ton of decisions to make this summer.
So, with the mandatory minicamp in the books, here’s what the Las Vegas Raiders’ 53-player roster might look like at the start of the season.
Las Vegas Raiders: prediction of the roster of 53 post-minicamp 2021 players
- Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota, Nathan Peterman
After a few months of speculation whether Carr was going to be traded or not, he still remains the Las Vegas starting quarterback. Carr had a great season in 2020, and it was actually the best season of his career since 2016.
In the fourth year of the Jon Gruden System, Carr has the potential to post even better numbers in 2021.
It was not known whether or not Marcus Mariota would remain a member of this squad due to his heavy contract. Some thought it could be cut or traded to make room for free agents. But Mariota suffered a pay cut instead, allowing him to remain as Las Vegas’ backup quarterback.
He’s a very reliable replacement, possibly the best in the league, so cutting his contract and keeping him in case Carr gets injured is a huge win for Vegas.
Nathan Peterman just sticks around because of how much Gruden loves him, and what Peterman lacks in talent he makes up for in IQ football. He’s a good presence on the sidelines to help attack and play occasionally.