The San Diego Raiders? According to Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune if the Raiders stadium in Vegas falls through, San Diego could be an option. San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer reached out to NFL officials and advised the league they are very willing to engage in discussions. The report also claims a city official attempted to reach out to the Raiders. No doubt to relay the same message.
The interest from San Diego comes as the Raiders Las Vegas stadium deal appears to be showing cracks. Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and investment bank Goldman Sachs have pulled out of the deal. That represents a lot of capital, and it won’t be easy for the Raiders to replace.
Acquiring an NFL franchise has a multitude of moving parts and San Diego residents shouldn’t get too excited. Even if the Vegas deal falls through and the Raiders agree to a San Diego move, the league has to approve it. Having three teams (Raiders, Chargers, Rams) within a 150 mile radius in Southern California is not ideal.