The Las Vegas Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs have a well-documented rivalry. However, it’ll be getting the Netflix treatment soon enough. In other news, is “Jimmy G” headed for “bust” status? One global publication seems to think so.
Anyone knows that when the animosity between the aforementioned two teams boils over, it makes for great television. This time, cameras caught a glimpse. As part of the new Netflix “Quarterback” docuseries, the NFL shared a clip that showed an interesting interaction. Viewers saw how Raiders star pass rusher Maxx Crosby got into a war of words with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Speaking of quarterbacks, Bleacher Report’s Alex Ballentine isn’t high on Las Vegas opting to go all in on Jimmy Garoppolo as their starting quarterback. While ranking the potential bust ahead of the 2023 season, Ballentine believes the veteran will struggle with the Silver and Black.
Netflix show gives a peak into Raiders-Chiefs rivalry…
The new Netflix “Quarterback” docuseries follows three NFL quarterbacks through the 2022 season; one of them is Mahomes. The league recently shared a clip to promote the show, showing a back-and-forth between Crosby and Mahomes.
Crosby was asked about his relationship with Mahomes, which the Raiders star stated is excellent. Then what ensued was a quick clip of Mahomes going face-to-face with Crosby in Arrowhead Stadium last season.
These star players might have a good relationship outside the football, but it’s a different story once the games begin. Crosby knows that once players enter the white lines, a switch goes on in their brains.
“After the games, he always comes up to me; I go up to him,” Crosby said. “But when it’s between the quarters, he knows what time it is, and I know what time it is.”
Crosby and Mahomes are great players who know they must play with an edge, which is why they’ll talk to each differently while the game is ongoing than if they ran into each other away from the football field.
Will “Jimmy G” be a bust of a free agent signing?
The Raiders said goodbye to the Derek Carr era this offseason. Las Vegas brought in a player in Garoppolo, who is comfortable with head coach Josh McDaniel’s offense. With his quarterback now under center, the 47-year-old’s tenure truly begins this season.
Ballentine cites the offseason foot surgery that caught many by surprise as one reason for believing that Garoppolo will struggle in 2023. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback also has limitations on the field that could spell disaster. McDaniel’s needs
“He does have limitations when it comes to arm strength and he hasn’t been able to stay healthy,” Ballentine wrote. “There’s a reason the 49ers have been trying to move on from him as a starter for the last two seasons. He’s played a full season just once in his career and has missed multiple games with ankle, calf, shoulder and foot injuries.”
Las Vegas has the weapons to have a top offense in the NFL, with Davante Adams leading the way. The question surrounding the Raiders is whether Garoppolo is the right guy to distribute the ball; well, for Ballentine, he’s not.
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