Best Budget Signing
The latter years of the Al Davis era in Oakland were marred by disappointing free agents with bloated contracts. But in his first offseason with the Raiders, General Manager Reggie McKenzie may have found the exact opposite in Philip Wheeler (+10.2). Oakland’s new strongside linebacker has excelled on all fronts, with a +7.6 pass coverage grade, 17.9 Pass Rush Productivity, and 44.0 Combined Tackle Efficiency. And that’s all with a salary just above the veteran minimum. It’s been a long time since we could say that the best free agent bargain in the NFL plays in Oakland.