After three seasons, the Raiders have decided to move on from the Jack Del Rio era.
Update>> Del Rio has shared the news at the post game presser podium.
Jack Del Rio said Mark Davis has informed him he will no longer coach the Raiders.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 1, 2018
The #Raiders have fired coach Jack Del Rio.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 1, 2018
Update>> The Raiders have released a statement confirming the news. Raiders owner Mark David had the following to share:
“We appreciate Jack’s effort in building the foundation of this team for the future. Thank you to Jack, his wife, Linda, and his daughter, Aubrey, for their important contributions to the Raiders and our local community in Oakland. We wish them all the best.”
Oakland went 7-9 in his first season leading the team, followed by a breakout 12-4 year, which concluded with a loss to the Houston Texans in the AFC Wild-Card game. This year, the Raiders lost franchise quarterback Derek Carr early in the year, and had trouble recovering, dropping to 6-10 on the year.
Overall, Del Rio was 25-23, leading the Raiders to the post season once – a first round exit.
So with no shortage of playmakers on offense, and a really solid start of defense, where will the organization turn to next? Well, a report surfaced yesterday that the Raiders were trying to lure Jon Gruden to lead the team with the opportunity to also get ownership stake in the franchise.
Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.