The end of the 2017 NFL season finished with a bang as the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII. The Eagles, even without Carson Wentz, managed to put together a complete offensive performance and came up with a huge sack fumble in the closing minutes of the game.
For the Oakland Raiders, the beginning of the offseason will be a busy given all the issues on the roster. Still, one of the more looming issues in the Bay Area is the team’s upcoming move to Las Vegas.
According to Michael Gehlken of Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mark Davis is already looking toward hosting a championship game in the Raiders’ new stadium:
Raiders owner Mark Davis serves on the Super Bowl and Major Events Advisory Committee, positioning him to have an active role in where Super Bowl LVII will be located on Feb. 5, 2023. There is no guarantee the game is coming to Las Vegas then. A combination of recent history and comments from an NFL executive, however, indicate the opportunity should arrive in the next eight years.
Peter O’Reilly, the league’s senior vice president of events, identified a four-year window, beginning with the 2022 season, in which it is “realistic” for the championship game to visit the multiuse Las Vegas stadium. The site is scheduled to open as the Raiders’ home in 2020.”
This should come as no surprise as Davis will do anything in his power to build up attention for his team’s new home. Even though the Raiders would have to wait to host a Super Bowl, it will most likely happen sooner rather than later.
The silver and black were actually pegged as Super Bowl favorites prior to the 2017 NFL campaign but appear farther from making the championship game than they did a year ago. It will be interesting to see how they look once the 2018 NFL season rolls around.