Raiders Start Tom Brady Era; What Josh Jacobs Wants vs. Broncos

How Will Tom Brady Era as Raiders Minority Owner Go? What Josh Jacobs Looks Forward to vs. Broncos

Week 1 marks a new era for the Las Vegas Raiders, but it’s not only on the field. The Silver and Black has a new minority owner, joining Mark Davis. Have you heard of him? It’s Tom Brady. So, who better than a former teammate to weigh in on how Year 1 will go for him?

Speaking of new, Josh Jacobs will be playing on a new one-year contract in the 2023 NFL season. The 25-year-old hasn’t played all preseason, so he’s looking forward to one thing against the Denver Broncos: Getting hit.

Let’s get into the latest regarding the Raiders as Sunday nears.

Julian Edelman weighs in on Tom Brady as Las Vegas’ minority owner

The Raiders will have Brady’s presence in the press box this season. After the seven-time Super Bowl champion decided to retire, he quickly moved into the next phase of his life: Ownership. While Brady is a minority owner, he’ll likely have a significant voice.

Brady’s former teammate with the New England Patriots, Julian Edelman, believes that the success the quarterback experienced on the field will translate to helping run a team. 

“Davis is still the guy, but I bet Tommy’s got some say there,” Edelman told Rich Eisen on The Rich Eisen Show Friday. “I think it’ll be spectacular. Anything he does, he’s spectacular at, and that’s the truth.”

The former Patriots star has already gone viral during the preseason by hyping his new team. Before the contest against the Dallas Cowboys, Brady was heard telling the oncoming Raiders quarterbacks these four words: “Go ruin their night.”

Seeing the player many consider the GOAT address the team before a big game wouldn’t be a shocker. Even though Brady’s a minority owner, expect him to have a loud presence with the Silver and Black.

Josh Jacobs welcomes the hits from the Broncos

After a saga that lasted all offseason and into the preseason, the Raiders and Jacobs agreed on a one-year contract. However, when the current NFL rushing champion takes the field against Denver, it will be the first action he has seen since last season.

Going into Week 1, many assume Jacobs will look forward to finding the end zone or breaking off a long run. While that might be the case, the two-time Pro Bowler is also looking forward to getting hit this week and not just by the opposition. 

“That’s why I’ve been trying to tell the [Raiders] defense the whole week,” Jacobs said in the latest edition of Upon Further Review. “I’m like, ‘Bro, hit me when you get a chance. Just hit me. Thump me a little bit.’ So, I mean, it’s going to be fun, man. I think one thing about me, man, when them lights come on, and you got to make a play or anything, it’s a different mode you go into. 

“So I kind of look forward to it. It’s kind of weird, but I look forward to it, to getting that first couple of hits out the way and then getting up and popping my stuff after that.”

Jacobs can now focus on football and temporarily put the off-the-field business behind him. Furthermore, the Alabama product should be playing this season with a chip on his shoulder to prove to the Raiders and the rest of the NFL that he’s worth a long-term contract. Jacobs has to replicate last season’s performance if the Silver and Black want to think about playoff football.

Well, what do you say, Raiders fans? With no preseason, will Jacobs come out of the gate with no rust, or will it take him a game or two to get into game shape? Let us know.

*Top Photo: El Nuevo Herald/Getty Images

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