5 teams who should trade for Bengals WR A.J. Green

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Jon Gruden, Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders
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4. Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders have an uphill climb in a tough AFC West, but after posting a 7-9 record in 2019 the next step is playoff contention. Derek Carr is probably not long for his post as the starting quarterback, with Marcus Mariota now in place as a legit threat to take over if he struggles and no practical guarantees beyond this season.

The Raiders bolstered their wide receiver core in the draft (Henry Ruggs III, Bryan Edwards, Lynn Bowden) and free agency (Nelson Agholor), but they still lack a true No. 1 guy. The Antonio Brown experiment was a massive failure last year, and Tyrell Williams fell short as a free agent signing (due in part to injury).

The Kansas City Chiefs have created a “if you can’t stop ’em, score with ’em” vibe in the division, and perhaps in the AFC as a whole. The Raiders stepped down that path in the draft, even with the long-term question mark under center.

Visions of Aaron Rodgers in a Raiders’ uniform come 2021 are out there, and fairly realistic. Why not secure his new No. 1 target this year, and then get Green inked to a multi-year deal?

Here’s how the path could be paved for Green to Vegas.