3 Players Who Definitely Won't Be on the Raiders Roster Next Season

Jon Gruden, Derek Carr
Jon Gruden may move on from Derek Carr in 2020. | Harry How/Getty Images

The Oakland Raiders are moving to Las Vegas in 2020 and will surely be seeking a fresh start in the new home. The team finished a disappointing 7-9 in 2019, and some key roster changes must be made in an attempt to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2016 and start things off in Sin City with a bang. With that in mind, it's worth betting that the following three players will most likely not be back in 2020.

3. Richie Incognito

Richie Incognito
Incognito came to Oakland on a one-year deal. | Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

Richie Incognito returned to the NFL with the Raiders this season, and was inactive in Week 17 after being an every-down player for most of the campaign. He is going to be 37 years old in 2020, and the Raiders need to get younger on the offensive line to form a new core to protect whoever lines up at quarterback for the team. Time to move on.

2. Vontaze Burfict

Vontaze Burfict
Burfict has missed most of the season with a suspension. | Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Vontaze Burfict has been suspended for much of the season after a dirty hit on Jack Doyle back in Week 4. The Raiders took a chance on him with a one-year, $5 million deal, but that should be the only contract he receives from the team. He cannot be relied upon to avoid dirty hits and suspensions, period. Millions cannot be committed to a player like that, no matter how talented they may be.

1. Derek Carr

Derek Carr
Derek Carr is a trade candidate this offseason. | Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Okay, hear us out! Derek Carr has been with the Raiders since he was drafted in 2014, but a move to Vegas could be the ideal chance for the team to trade him and start over at QB. He is still young, and the Raiders could grab a few picks from a team that believes Carr can be a franchise guy. He has plainly regressed since a breakout seeason in 2016, and does not appear to be a good fit in Jon Gruden's offense. It's just not likely that he flips the script in a Raider uniform at this point.