Report: Support Growing For Raiders’ Los Angeles Proposal

According to Mike Maske of the Washington Post, there is “some feeling within the league” that owners may ultimately support the Raiders and Chargers in a joint proposal to relocate to Los Angeles.

While the Rams have long been the favorite to strong-arm their way into the Los Angeles market, Maske says it’s noteworthy that Chargers’ owner, Dean Spanos, is respected around the league and owners are gaining confidence in Mark Davis:

There also is the notion that the owners will support the bid of Dean Spanos, the chairman of the Chargers who is respected within the league. Some within the sport likewise have taken note that Raiders owner Mark Davis has gone about the process as the league has wished and has not sought to challenge the NFL in the way that his late father, Al Davis, once did over relocation issues.

Meanwhile, there appears to be no significant progress in the Raiders efforts to remain in Oakland, and as of now, Oakland is the only market not to have made a specific proposal to their respective team or the league office.

While the process has been grueling for many Raider fans in Oakland, some believe the verdict on Los Angeles will come before Super Bowl. With that in mind, even if the Raiders don’t end up in Los Angeles, it doesn’t mean they’ll stay in Oakland. It simply makes the staying process less complicated.