- Bair adds that the McFadden’s market would probably have to “bottoms out” for him McFadden be back.
- Bair doesn’t see the Raiders paying all that much for him on the open market.
HC Dennis Allen appeared to indicate that re-signing Rashad Jennings was likely to be a higher priority for the cap-rich Raiders this offseason.
We have both Jennings and McFadden listed in our Top 100 Free Agents list.
This is, of course, somewhat interesting considering that many expected the Raiders to move on without McFadden next year.
McFadden has had a number of disappointing seasons with the Raiders, which can be attributed the number of injuries he’s dealt with during this time. McFadden’s most productive stretch came under Hue Jackson, in which he ran for 1,771 yards (5.27 YPC) and 11 touchdowns over the course of 20 games.
McFadden has missed 29 games since entering the NFL six years ago. On top of that, his yards-per-carry have dropped off considerably in the Raiders new offensive scheme, which means there is a decent enough chance he’ll be forced to sign a modest contract this offseason.
Some have mentioned the Bengals as a speculative landing spot now that Hue Jackson is running their offense.