The 2020 NFL season will be unlike anything we have seen before due to the coronavirus pandemic. That might be why Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated went with a bold selection for his under-the-radar team that could make a run to the Super Bowl.
A few years ago, Breer called the Philadelphia Eagles making a championship run and now he’s picking another possible up and coming team to do the same thing that the Eagles did.
Breer believes the Las Vegas Raiders will be a “sleeper” team to not only qualify for the playoffs, but make it all the way to the Super Bowl.
From Sports Illustrated:
“You have promising young guys (Maxx Crosby, Clelin Ferrell, Mo Hurst, Kolton Miller) and steady vets (Trent Brown, Rodney Hudson, Richie Incognito, Carl Nassib), that give both groups a good deal of upside. Add that to Mike Mayock’s banner draft class of 2019 that should get better, and get potential star safety Johnathan Abram back, and I think Jon Gruden can keep a team that contended for three months last year in it all the way.”
What sucks for the Raiders, however, is that they are in the same division with the Kansas City Chiefs, who just signed QB Patrick Mahomes for the next 12 years.
The Raiders will kick off the 2020 season on the road against the Carolina Panthers.