The 2023 offseason for the Las Vegas Raiders has garnered mixed reviews. Some people love the additions that they’ve made while others have been critical of all the money spent to improve the offense while somewhat ignoring the defense.
However, one move that seems to be getting universal love from the media is the addition of wide receiver Jakobi Meyers. Meyers was widely viewed as the top receiver on the market and the Raiders were able to get him at a very reasonable price.
In a recent article by ESPN, all of their insiders wrote about their favorite moves of the offseason. Seth Walder picked the Meyers signing as his favorite as he believes you can never have too many high-quality pass catchers. Here is what he had to say about the move:
Meyers is a good receiver who has shown an excellent ability to get open — in a Josh McDaniels offense in New England, no less. To get him for a mere $11 million per year is an absolute bargain considering the way wide receivers have gotten paid over the past 12 months.
Meyers might not be the most dynamic receiver in the league, but he does fit well in the offense and should be an excellent complement to Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow.
We can debate if the Raiders should have used that money elsewhere or should have held onto Darren Waller. But it’s hard to be too upset with this signing as it was a fantastic value for Las Vegas.