Two days after an AFC playoff loss ended their season, the Las Vegas Raiders fired general manager Mike Mayock.
Mayock, 63, was hired at the end of the 2018 season after 25 years as a college and professional football analyst for multiple outlets, including the NFL Network.
During his three seasons as general manager, the Raiders improved their record every year, finishing 10-7 this season before a 26-19 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday.
“We thank Mike for his contribution over the past three years in helping to lay the foundation for the franchise to build on for its future,” the Raiders said in a statement Monday afternoon.
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Mayock’s arrival with the Raiders in 2019 coincided with the team bringing Jon Gruden out of retirement to take over as head coach. However, one of his first personnel moves was to trade for struggling wide receiver Antonio Brown, who never played a regular season snap for the Raiders before his release.
Although some of his first-round picks were questionable, Mayock had success in later rounds with unheralded players such as wide receiver Hunter Renfrow and defensive lineman Maxx Crosby.
After Gruden resigned five games into the 2021 season, Mayock replaced him with special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, who led the team to a playoff berth for the first time in five years.
Raiders owner Mark Davis has yet to decide if Bisaccia will be named permanent head coach or if the team will look to hire someone else.