There's no question about it: The 2014 offseason is going to be a monumental one for the Oakland Raiders.
With head coach Dennis Allen returning for a third season, now's the time for this team to start putting the pieces together and begin the transformation back into a contender.
That transformation starts with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie. The man responsible for infusing this roster with talent, McKenzie's ability to make sound decisions will be on full display throughout 2014.
Forget everything he's done since arriving in Oakland. The 2014 offseason will be the defining moment of the McKenzie era. Can he add integral pieces through free agency and the draft? Or will his choices ultimately lead to a change of leadership by the time 2015 comes rolling around?
Examining everything from free agency to the hunt for a franchise quarterback, it's time to take a look at the five toughest decisions the Raiders will have to make this offseason.
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