Earlier in the day, the Raiders traded star center Rodney Hudson to the Arizona Cardinals along with a seventh-round pick for a third-round pick this year. The Raiders also sent right tackle Trent Brown to the New England Patriots and a seventh-round pick in 2022 for a fifth-round pick in 2022.
In 2021 NFL draft, the Raiders now have a first, second, two thirds, a fourth and two fifth-round picks for a total of seven picks.
It was reported two weeks ago that Jackson would be cut. Yet, the Raiders hung onto him. After bringing back Denzelle Good and Richie Incognito earlier in the day, the Raiders, who don’t have much salary-cap room left after spending big this week, felt the need to trade Jackson.
Jackson was a fixture on the Raiders’ offense since being a third-round draft ick in 2014.
Meanwhile, the Raiders still have a decision to make on backup quarterback Marcus Mariota. He was previously expected to be traded, but those talks died down. He is currently on the books at $10.7 million.
The Raiders can either trade, cut or restructure his deal. A release or restructured contract remain the best bets for a Mariota resolution.