NaVorro Bowman Unlikely To Re-Sign With The Raiders?

Since signing a one-year deal in Oakland, NaVorro Bowman has become one of the leaders of a suddenly resurgent Raider defense. He’s also leading the team in tackles during a six-game stretch that has remarkably moved the Raiders back into a tie for the division lead.

Nevertheless, Bowman is no guarantee to be back next year, says The Athletic’s Vic Tafur, who speculated that it’s actually unlikely the former All Pro will be back.

Maybe it’s because there won’t be enough money to go around, but it at least sounds like Bowman would like to stay with the Raiders.

“I don’t see why they wouldn’t sign me back. I’d love to stay. I like the area. I like the team and the organization. Hopefully we can make it happen,” Bowman told NBC Sports Bay Area last week.

The Raiders will obviously prioritize a long-term deal with Khalil Mack and it’s possible Bowman will command more money than what general manager Reggie McKenzie will be willing to offer.

Considering McKenzie’s obvious struggle to find stability at linebacker, it would certainly be a disappointment to see a good one get away – especially if Bowman really does want to stay.

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11 thoughts on “NaVorro Bowman Unlikely To Re-Sign With The Raiders?

  1. Bowman has been great this season. However, Reggie has been consistent in trying to build from the draft. The draft choices have not always panned out well so far but they’re cheaper mistakes. I’m not opposed to free agents but we don’t want to rely on them in the long run. Yes I say this knowing the O-line is predominantly free agents. Still we must grown from within. Post 2002 the Raiders had huge sums of bad and dead money in free agent contract they dragged the organization down. Is Bowman a good long term LB and does he really want to be a Raider or is he after the largest contract no matter where it comes from. In other words, does more money in Cleveland matter more than less money in Oakland?

    1. Consistent? What about Sean Smith, Bruce Irvin, Malcolm Smith, Reggie Nelson, Patterson, Kelichi and those 2 bums he signed this year to play RT ? That doesn’t necessarily help you prove your case for someone who is building through the draft. Bowman was a freaky, rare opportunity that I doubt Reggie will let slip away .. especially how hard it’s been to get a solid MLB through FA & the draft.

      I think Bowman may retire as a Raider. His life has been built in the Bay Area and I’m sure he loves it that he’s wearing the Silver & Black. He is a TRUE RAIDER if I’ve ever seen one.

    1. 2018 he is playing under the 5th year option that RM placed on him that will pay him 13.5 mil, and then he can go back home to Buffalo if he chooses. Better get him his money now!

    2. He us already placed under the 5th year option for 2018. After that he can play for the Browns or Bills if he wants to. Hope RM has a hood offer cuz every other team will that has cap space.

  2. This is all speculation at this point; there has been no indication that Reggie won’t resign him, in fact he spoke on this a couple weeks ago and said signing Bowman would be at the top of his list of signing, with Mack as the #1 priority. Why not just enjoy this fight for a playoff spot and the West Conference title.

  3. He will make 13.5 mil in 2018 and yhen he can go back home to Buffalo if he wants to. THIS I GOT TO SEE W/ new stadium and Coop coming up!

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