The Raiders are preparing to make sweeping changes, changes that involve current GM Reggie McKenzie, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter, citing league sources, added that owner Mark Davis is “getting ready to spend.”
Of course, McKenzie has been on the hot seat for some time, and the Raiders have been connected in numerous reports to current 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. They have also been reportedly interested in relocating to Los Angeles or even San Antonio. Furthermore, according to OverTheCap.com, Oakland is expected to have the most salary cap space of any team in the league this offseason, so Davis certainly will have money to spend.
As such, Schefter’s tweet probably does not come as much of a surprise to anyone, as the Raiders have been at least contemplating “sweeping changes” for a long time. It does indicate, however, that team officials have fully embraced the possibility of yet another major shakeup in Oakland (or Los Angeles, or somewhere else entirely).