CANTON, OHIO – AUGUST 04: Jarrett Stidham #3 of the Las Vegas Raiders throws a pass during the first half of the 2022 Pro Hall of Fame Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on August 04, 2022 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)
Both teams had new head coaches, both having been part of Super Bowl success. Josh McDaniels with the Patriots and Doug Pederson with the Eagles. This time, it was McDaniels, returning to his hometown, that got to walk away with a victory feeling.
Still, it’s merely the preseason, and frankly, it’s an opportunity for the younger players and the backups to step on the field and showcase that they belong in the league and not in the free agent market.
That said, some players showed out on the historic ground for the Raiders while others left a lot to be desired. However, because it is the preseason, the “dud” label is not as unforgiving as it would be if this were a regular or postseason game.