The Oakland Raiders were 4-12 last season, and this was not by mistake. Jon Gruden traded away the best players on his team in Amari Cooper and arguably one of the best players in the NFL in Khalil Mack. 9 games into Amari Cooper's Dallas Cowboys' career he has 725 yards and 6 touchdowns. Meaning if Cooper kept his average yards per game, which is 80 (career high) with Dallas, he would end up at 1,285 ranking him at 11 behind Antonio Brown. Khalil Mack also had a great year and his stat line did not do him enough justice. The guy was just plain dominant.
Although Gruden made these questionable moves, things are starting to pan out in the Raiders favor. Ultimately, Jon Gruden replaced Amari Cooper with Antonio Brown, arguably one of the best receivers in the NFL if not the best. Signing OT Trent Brown of the Patriots to a record deal was a move the Raiders had to make in order to solidify the offensive line. Not only that, Gruden then signed two more guys from the west coast in Safety Lamarcus Joyner, who is one of the best at his position and WR Tyrell Williams of the LA Chargers.