The legal tampering period is set to start within hours and Raider Nation’s wondering if this year will be a repeat of last year’s free agency. We’re about to find out; The Las Vegas Raiders won’t make us wait much longer.
Last season’s legal tampering period started off with a bang for the (then Oakland) Raiders. General manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden landed one of the game’s premier tackles in Trent Brown.
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The blockbuster signing was huge for both the organization itself and the offensive line, but it also came with a huge price tag. Per Spotrac, the tackle’s contract included more than $36 million in guaranteed money. As fans closely monitor what the Raiders do in the following hours, it’s worth noting how quickly Brown’s signing happened. Bill Williamson, who’s familiar with the organization, tweeted out Brown was reeled in rather quickly right after the legal deadline started. Funny enough, a reader actually pointed out via Twitter Brown actually signed 10 minutes into the legal tampering period.
Remember, Trent Brown ageeed to terms with #Raiders shortly after legal tampering period began last year. Tomorrow is a huge day.
— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonNFL) March 15, 2020
The Raiders no doubt have eyes on top talent such as Byron Jones and depending on who you talk to, Tom Brady. If Las Vegas does indeed sign one of the top names, expect it to happen rather quickly. As for Brown and the aforementioned Brady, both showed up in the news recently. Brown had some interesting comments when he talked Williamson recently.
“Who wouldn’t?” Brown told Bill Williamson of Silver and Black Pride when asked whether he’d like a reunion with Brady after they played together with the Pats in 2018. “He’s the greatest quarterback of all time.”
Brown simply had praise for his former teammate in New England and no, it wasn’t necessarily a slight on current quarterback Derek Carr. Buckle up Raider Nation, it’s about to get real interesting.
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