May 22, 2024

In the 2024 NFL Draft, the Washington Commanders seem committed to selecting a quarterback with the second overall pick. The quarterback position is also very much needed by the Las Vegas Raiders, who seem to be particularly interested in LSU’s Jayden Daniels.

The problem for the Raiders is that if they hold onto their pick, Commanders will probably select Daniels. Las Vegas will need to offer Washington a very high price in order to persuade them to move down if they really want Daniels that badly. The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Vincent Bonsignore presented the Raiders with his “Godfather” proposition, which would be extended to the Commandeers.

In light of Antonio Pierce’s ardent desire to select Daniels, Telesco may propose to the Commanders that they

In one scenario, the Raiders would select Washington with their 13th pick, their second-round selection, their first-round selections in 2025 and 2026, and their third-round selection in 2026.

With new general manager, head coach, and ownership, the Commanders are undergoing a complete makeover. The squad has enormous issues across the board and hasn’t won a postseason game since 2005. The Raiders’ five picks might help kickstart a rebuild, and they would still have time to select a different quarterback this year later in the draft.

Too Much Pressure on Jayden Daniels?

The Raiders would be giving a lot to get Jayden Daniels in this scenario. Sending away five picks in the first three rounds would be a steep price for any player, especially one who has never taken an NFL snap.

Vincent Bonsignore believes this could put Daniels in a tough position.

“It would place an immense amount of pressure on Daniels to justify the price the Raiders paid to get him,” Bonsignore wrote. “It would also put Pierce under scrutiny to make it work.

“On the other hand, no one will care about what the Raiders surrendered for Daniels if he turns into the franchise quarterback the team has lacked for decades.”

If the Raiders traded all those assets to get Daniels and if he wasn’t any good, he’d go down as one of the biggest busts ever. That said, the team has unique insight into Daniels as head coach Antonio Pierce recruited the quarterback in college. If he’s worth this kind of trade, Pierce would know.

Is Jayden Daniels With Trading 5 Picks?

If the Raiders were to pull off the trade that Vincent Bonsignore is pitching, they would be all-in on Jayden Daniels. If he didn’t pan out, the team would likely struggle and wouldn’t have many high-end picks to fix the roster for a few years.

That would be the type of situation that would get both Antonio Pierce and general manager Tom Telesco fired. Are they ready to take that big of a risk in their first years? It depends on how good they think Daniels can be. It seems highly unlikely the Raiders will be able to get him but not being able to find a good quarterback is also a recipe for getting fired. The Raiders have some tough decisions to make in the coming weeks.

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