Raiders Fire GM Mike Mayock
The Las Vegas Raiders have fired general manager Mike Mayock. The move comes just days after the team’s season ended with a playoff loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
“We thank Mike for his contributions over the last three years in helping to form the foundation for the franchise to build upon in its future,” the team said Monday.
Mayock joined the Raiders in 2019, when the team went 7-9 and then 8-8 in 2020. They went 10-7 in 2021 and clinched the final AFC playoff spot. The campaign ended with the 26-19 loss to Cincy on Saturday.
His Raiders tenure ends with a tumultuous 2021 campaign that saw coach Jon Gruden resign in October due to an email scandal. Then, less than a month later, the team released 2020 first-round pick Henry Ruggs III after he was arrested on felony DUI and reckless driving charges for his role in a crash that killed a 23-year-old woman in Las Vegas.
The Raiders owned the sixth-best passing offense and 28th-ranked rushing offense in the NFL. Their defense ranked 13th against the pass and 19th against the run and 26th in points allowed.
Following the Gruden scandal, the team promoted special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia to interim coach; he’s expected to be a permanent head coaching candidate.
The Raiders expect to conduct coach and GM interviews for the next few months.