Trent Brown expects the Las Vegas Raiders offense to make a big leap for the 2020 NFL season after a somewhat disappointing 7-9 record last season.
According to Anthony Galaviz of the Fresno Bee, Brown discussed just how good he thinks the Raiders offense will be heading into his second season soon.
“Even with the additions last year, me being one of them, you can look at those guys and trust the organization … to put the right players in place for us to win some games and win championships. With Henry Ruggs and we still got one of the best backs in the league and we got the best offensive line in the league. I mean, it’s about to be scary,” Brown said about the talent level at each position.
The Raiders signed Brown to a fruitful four-year, $66 million deal in 2019 NFL free agency as he came off winning a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots.
As the NFL’s third-highest paid offensive lineman, Brown heavily contributed to a Raiders offensive line that allowed just 29 sacks throughout the entire season.
The Raiders offense will now feature Henry Ruggs III, who managed to run a scorching 4.27 40-yard dash and was the No. 12 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
In his third and final year at Alabama, Ruggs posted 40 receptions for 746 yards and seven touchdowns in only 12 games and was the first wide receiver drafted.
During that season, Ruggs posted 18.7 yards per reception, which would have impressively been the fourth-most in the entire league last season behind only Mike Williams (20.4), AJ Brown (19.6), and Mecole Hardman (18.9).
Combine that with his 75.5 percent catch rate, a mark that only Michael Thomas and Adam Humphries reached last season, and it is clear to see just how big of an impact Ruggs could have for head coach Jon Gruden and the offense soon.
The Raiders also have two players in Josh Jacobs and Darren Waller who will be looking to build on breakout seasons in their inaugural season in Las Vegas.
Waller burst onto the scene last season and finished with 1,145 receiving yards, which was the second-most of any tight end behind Travis Kelce and George Kittle.
When the Raiders could not get going through the air, Jacobs would find a way by finishing his rookie season with 1,150 rushing yards, the eighth-most in the league.