The other day, I posted an article saying the Raiders and free-agent running back Jeremy Hill were close to an agreement. Hill made it official on Twitter on Sunday.
It’s official I’m a Raider Now.... #raidernation LETS GET IT— Jeremy Hill (@JeremyHill33) August 2, 2020
As I mentioned in the original article, this is a great move for the Raiders. Hill was an absolute stud during his first three years in the NFL, totaling 29 touchdowns. However, injuries have riddled his career, as he missed all of 2019 recovering from a torn ACL.
If healthy, he’s a strong backup option for Josh Jacobs, and could give them some solid touches should Jacobs go down with an injury.
Hill’s best season came during his rookie campaign in 2014 when he ran for 1,124 yards and had nine touchdowns while adding receiving 215 yards. The following season, Hill ran for 794 yards and 11 touchdowns. Then in 2016 he rushed for 839 yards to go along with nine touchdowns.
In other Raiders’ links:
- Darren Waller emerged as one of the league’s most electrifying tight ends last year, as he racked up 90 catches for 1,145 yards and earned a Pro Bowl berth. It was a spectacular season for the young pass-catcher, and the good news for Las Vegas is that he can still get better.
- Dealing with an offseason move to Las Vegas, an overhaul of his defense and contending in a division with Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs is a tough enough task for Raiders coach Jon Gruden.
- The Las Vegas Raiders begin their first season in a new city and a new $1.9 billion stadium. The Raiders hope a change in scenery will begin a new era of competitiveness.