Adding A.J. Green will be a big-risk, high-reward play for any team. When healthy, he is unquestionably one of the most dangerous receivers in the league.
He has averaged a stellar 1,113 yards and nearly eight touchdowns per season over his eight-year career. He is also widely considered to be one of the league’s best deep threats.
However, he does come with major concerns surrounding his health. After being limited to just nine games in 2018, Green missed the entire 2019 seasons due to various ailments. While he should be fresh for the 2020 season, there are obvious red flags.
Green is expected to command a deal in the range of $9-10 million annually. If the Raiders miss out on top players like Bridgewater and Clowney, they should seriously consider adding Green to their team.
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While there are few notable receivers left on the market, there are questions as to whether any present a clear upgrade.
Robby Anderson is talented, but could cost upwards of $12 million. Amari Cooper appears likely to be retained by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys. And Emmanuel Sanders likely wouldn’t move the needle.
However, there is still talent available on the market at the tight end position. While the Raiders have huge expectations for Darren Waller, the team could easily deploy a two-tight-end set in passing situations.
Imagine the luxury of dropping back and having both Waller and a reliable player like Greg Olsen running down the middle. It could drastically improve the production of whoever the team uses at quarterback in 2020. Olsen’s price tag ($5.2 million annual value) is also much more affordable.
Which players/positions would you like to see the Raiders target this free agency period?