The Raiders announced Monday that Mike Mayock has been relieved of his duties as the team’s general manager. Mayock was hired in 2019 and the Raiders have posted a 25-24 regular season record in three seasons under Mayock’s watch, making the playoffs in 2021.
This move was rumored to be in the works earlier on Monday after the Raiders began the process of requesting to interview coaching and general manager candidates. According to Ian Rapoport, the Raiders requested to interview both Patriots defensive assistant Jerod Mayo and general manager Dave Ziegler.
Mayock had an up-and-down tenure as Raiders general manager. During his three seasons, he consistently found value late in the draft and through free agency, but notoriously made a number of risky picks early in drafts, with many not panning out.
Speculation about the Raiders’ future has swirled ever since Jon Gruden’s resignation as head coach in October. Owner Mark Davis made clear today that the team would be heading in another direction from a personnel and talent evaluation standpoint.
The Raiders head coaching vacancy remains unfilled. The team’s next general manager and permanent head coach will have a strong roster to build around, but it remains to be seen what those improvements will look like. Possibly the biggest question facing the team’s future may be what to do with QB Derek Carr, who is entering the final year of his contract.
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