The Las Vegas Raiders were once a free-agent destination, long ago of course, when the team was winning Super Bowls regularly. Of course, with the recent bad play by the franchise over the last 10-20 years or so, it hasn’t quite been the same.

But it looks as if that will change very soon.

One thing that helps is the location. While some people love Oakland, I think more people love Las Vegas, in terms of where a free agent would want to live. Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world. Not to mention, Las Vegas also has the best-looking NFL stadium in the world in Allegiant Stadium.

But something else is catching free agents’ eyes. First-year Raiders linebacker Jayon Brown was drawn to the Raiders very easily.

Raiders’ Brown looking to build with the team

The Las Vegas Raiders are building something special, and I think everyone has been put on notice. That is the main reason Brown decided to join the silver and black.

“Great opportunity here. Looking to build with the Raiders, with this new coaching staff, and a lot of talent over here, and I want to be a part of something great,” Brown told reporters on Monday.

Brown is right. You look at what the Raiders are doing, and it speaks volumes about what they want for the future. This team wants to get back to competing year in and year out. Not only that, but they want to get back to winning, winning Super Bowls.

The silver and black didn’t become the respected franchise they are today because of how they have been over the last 20 years. They became so respected for winning championships, and that will definitely change soon with the direction the team is headed in.

Yeah, it’s just Jayon Brown, who is not a big name, but that doesn’t mean others can’t follow him. I mean, Davante Adams is maybe a top-five player in the NFL, and he chose the Raiders, so why can’t others?

It’s not just Adams and Brown, either. There’s Chandler Jones, as well.

If the Raiders can live up to expectations in 2022, a lot of it will be because of their big acquisitions over the offseason. That type of success will only attract more high-caliber players, which will only lead to more success in the future.

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