RUMOR: Raiders could try to pull off landing Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, and Kyler Murray
A pair of players who rose to stardom in Pittsburgh might reunite with the Oakland Raiders. The offensive weapons might also get one of the most exciting young quarterbacks distributing the ball to them.
This trio, of course, is Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, and Kyler Murray. The Raiders and Jon Gruden might have some new toys to play with when the first whistle of the season is blown.
According to Benjamin Allbright, this is a very real possibility.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) March 5, 2019
For this to happen it will likely require two trades and a free agent signing. Bell is obviously a contract that needs to happen and Brown is a trade. It is Murray that is questionable.
In terms of trading for Brown, the Raiders appear to be the favorite in the sweepstakes. That means one piece of the puzzle is set. After that, they just need to have the money for Bell, which they can make sure happens.
The race for Murray is not guaranteed. After a 4-12 season the Raiders have a high draft pick, number four to be exact. The Heisman-winning, MLB-drafted quarterback is drawing attention from the Arizona Cardinals who own the top pick.
With the Cardinals interest in Murray, the Raiders might have to pull of a trade for the number one overall pick. That is not something that will come very cheap.
If the Raiders take the chance that the Cardinals pass on Murray, then he won’t go at two or three based on the teams scheduled to pick there. The San Francisco 49ers have Jimmy Garoppolo and the New York Jets have Sam Darnold.
Imagine if the Raiders pull this off.
Their offense immediately changes for the better and this trio gives Gruden no reason not to run a successful offense.