Raiders news: KJ Wright thinks Las Vegas is the team to beat in AFC West

KJ Wright may no longer be a member of the Las Vegas Raiders, but he’s certainly excited about the team entering the 2022 NFL season.

Appearing on the NFL Network, Wright, a free agent currently not expected in Las Vegas, was asked about the reloaded AFC West class. He was asked if the reigning six-time division champion Kansas City Chiefs are always the team to beat in the AFC West.

Wright, who was a role linebacker for the Raiders in 2021, said the Chiefs are not the favorites because they will miss star receiver Tyreek Hill, who was traded to the Miami Dolphins. So, KJ, if not the Chiefs, what is the best team in the AFC West in 2022?

“Who’s No. 1? It’s going to be the Las Vegas Raiders,” Wright said on NFL Total Access this week. “That’s who I have at No. 1… So the Raiders are No. 1 in this division.”

Wright believes the combination of quarterback Derek Carr and new star receiver Davante Adams in new coach Josh McDaniels’ system, along with the addition of top passing thrower Chandler Jones will be enough to propel Las Vegas to the top of the division.

After that call, Wright may be more popular as a former Raider than he was when he was on the team.

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  • Believe in Carr: Radio host Colin Cowherd thinks Carr will end in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Peripheral levels: Find out where PFF has Jones and Maxx Crosby in its top ranking.

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