Raiders' Darren Waller: 2022 Has the Makings to Be Special After Davante Adams Trade

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVApril 10, 2022

CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 15: Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) lines up for a play during the Wild Card game against the Las Vegas Raiders and the Cincinnati Bengals on January 15, 2022, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller is excited about his team's chances in 2022, as he told TMZ Sports:

"It feels like it has the makings of a special year," Waller said. "For sure."

The Raiders had a surprising 10-7 finish in 2021, reaching the playoffs for the first time in five years. The team then made big moves in the offseason, including a trade for star receiver Davante Adams and signing pass-rusher Chandler Jones.

It could be necessary to compete in the now-loaded AFC West, with the Denver Broncos adding Russell Wilson and the Los Angeles Chargers adding Khalil Mack to compete with the defending division-champion Kansas City Chiefs.

Though Waller wouldn't declare his team a favorite in the division, the Raiders will certainly be one to watch.

"We're going to be a really good team, that's all I know," he told TMZ.