Entering his fourth season in the league, Brandon Myers had 32 catches and 250 yards receiving. He didn’t catch a touchdown pass and was more of an afterthought in the offensive scheme.
This season, the tight end out of Iowa has been Carson Palmer‘s saving grace. Myers has 55 catches for 591 yards and three touchdowns and is first or second on the team in all three categories. Wide receivers like Darrius Heyward-Bey and Denarius Moore garner all the attention, but nobody has been a more consistent target than Myers. He has at least three catches in 10 of the 11 games this year, but has not put up an 100-yard performance yet.
There is no doubt the Oakland Raiders’ offense is struggling this season especially with the lack of a big playmaker. Myers is not the flashy name nor is he the big playmaker Heyward-Bey and Moore need to be, but Myers has been the offensive MVP so far for Oakland. When Palmer can’t find his receivers, Myers takes on a larger role in the offense and when the offense is moving efficiently, Myers makes the big catches while gracefully giving up the spotlight.
Myers may only have been a sixth-round pick, but he has been playing at a really high level. Without his production this season, Oakland’s offense would be abysmal, not that it isn’t that already. There has been a lot of talk about how Palmer has not gotten any help from his receivers, but he has gotten the production from his tight end. Myers is