Raiders head coach Antonio Pierce needs his former QB to interchange Jimmy Garoppolo

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Antonio Pierce will reportedly do every thing in his energy to maneuver up within the 2024 NFL Draft for a shot at reuniting with LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels — whom he coached from 2019 to 2021 at Arizona State College — to interchange Jimmy Garoppolo.

Pierce, 45, and the Raiders at the moment personal the thirteenth choose within the upcoming draft. He needs to maneuver as much as at the very least fourth, which may imply mortgaging the franchise’s future, based on ESPN‘s Jeremy Fowler.

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“Jayden Daniels out of LSU is a reputation to look at, as I’ve talked to some groups who’ve identified Antonio Pierce, who was with him at ASU again within the day, loves him,” Fowler stated on Saturday’s episode of SportsCenter. “After all, he went to LSU, received the Heisman, may very well be a prime 3 choose. Raiders choose thirteenth, so that they must make an enormous soar to stand up there and get him, nevertheless it’s at the very least a risk.”

The 2023 Heisman Trophy winner is at the moment projected to go third within the draft, solely behind Caleb Williams and Drake Maye, although large receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. can also be a scorching prospect.

What about Aidan O’Connell?

Garoppolo, 32, obtained a two-game suspension on Friday for violating the league’s PEDs coverage and the Raiders at the moment are set to launch him.

He first misplaced the beginning place to Aidan O’Connell when Pierce took over after Josh McDaniels was fired this previous season.

Even when the Raiders can’t land Daniels, they will nonetheless do something doable so as to add a gifted quarterback, particularly since O’Connell didn’t impress.

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