The Las Vegas Raiders have been one of the busiest teams in the league this offseason as they look to get back in playoff contention in 2020.
It was no secret that the Raiders needed to improve their defense, specifically the cornerback position after being one of the worst teams against the pass in 2019.
The team has one young, promising cornerback in Trayvon Mullen, and they drafted Damon Arnette 19th overall out of Ohio State with hopes of him eventually becoming their other starter.
With two young cornerbacks though, it was clear that the Raiders needed a veteran to add to the mix, and it originally looked like Eli Apple was that guy. His deal with Las Vegas fell through due to issues with his physical though, so the Raiders turned to Prince Amukamara instead, inking him to a one-year deal.
That ended up being a good decision as according to Field Yates of ESPN, Amukamara’s contract with the Raiders is very reasonable:
Prince Amukamara's contract with the Raiders: $50K signing bonus, $1.05M base salary, $87,500 Week 1 roster bonus and a cap charge of $887,500 (veteran salary benefit).
Excellent value for the Raiders and a chance for Amukamara to play a prominent role in their secondary.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 19, 2020
The nine-year veteran has started 99 games in his career, including 15 each of the last two seasons with the Chicago Bears, so if Arnette is not ready to start from the jump then Amukamara should have no problem filling in until he is ready.
With the additions of veterans like Amukamara, Cory Littleton, Nick Kwiatkoski, Damarious Randall, Maliek Collins and Carl Nassib, the Raiders defense should be much more formidable in 2020. Couple that with an improved offense as well, and the Raiders have had one of the best offseasons in all of football.