The Oakland Raiders were among the worst teams in the NFL last season, but they have recently acquired a veteran quarterback and running back who seem certain they can turn the team's fortunes around.
Maurice Jones-Drew who spent the last eight seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars has spoken of his faith in Matt Schaub.
NFL.com reports: “You can definitely (make the Super Bowl with Matt Schaub at quarterback),” Jones-Drew said when asked about the quarterback on Sirius radio. “(Schaub) has something to prove this year….I know Matt Schaub is a guy who can lead us.”
The acquisitions of Jones-Drew and Schaub will undoubtedly have a positive effect on the Raiders who won just four games last season.
However, it is hard to see them challenge for a Super Bowl this quickly considering the other areas of the team that need to be improved before the season kicks off.
The Raiders share a division with the Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs. All three of those teams made the playoffs last season with the Broncos even challenging for the Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks with Peyton Manning at quarterback.
Jones-Drew's faith in Schaub is admirable but realistically, the Raiders need to focus on making the playoffs for the first time since 2002 before they can start the Super Bowl talk.