Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden has been with the team five years now and will be owed $5,856,250 in his final contract year with the Raiders in 2013.
No one can disagree with the fact that McFadden is a powerful, stud running back who as recently as 2010 ran for 1,157 yards in only 13 games before getting injured.
But there is the rub. From the 2008 to the 2011 NFL seasons, Darren McFadden averaged 11.25 missed games per season and has only rushed for over 1,000 yards one time.
We’ve already stated in this story how the Raiders need help in other areas, now is the time to start testing the NFL waters to trade Darren McFadden for future draft picks and/or players. McFadden will be a hot property for teams like the Dallas Cowboys or the Arizona Cardinals, who are struggling with their run games.
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