The Raiders still reside in Oakland, but that doesn’t appear to be for long. Owner Mark Davis said the city lacked the necessary effort to retain the team, and now the Raiders are being wooed by Las Vegas.
“Oakland was in the driver's seat, if they'd come up with anything,” Davis said at the NFL’s fall meetings Wednesday. “They came up with nothing. Zero.”
According to ESPN, Davis told fellow owners that he expects to file relocation papers in January to the move the Raiders to Las Vegas barring something unforeseen.
“Mark Davis said that he was committed to Las Vegas 100 percent, and that there were several market studies being done by the Raiders,” one source told the outlet.
The Raiders moved one step closer to leaving Oakland last week, when Nevada lawmakers approved a deal that will increase taxes in Las Vegas to raise $750 million for a new stadium.
Three-fourths of NFL owners would have to approve the team’s relocation.
Raiders owner Mark Davis: "Oakland was in the driver's seat, if they'd come up with anything. They came up with nothing. Zero."