Less than two seasons into their tenures and a day after a bad performance on the national TV stage of “Monday Night Football,” the Raiders have fired coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler.
The team announced the firings late Tuesday.
The Raiders won just nine of their 25 games under their coach and general manager, both of whom arrived from New England in January 2022. That includes a 6-11 finish last season and the 3-5 start this season.
“After much thought about what the Raiders need to move forward, I have decided to part ways with Josh and Dave,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a statement. “I want to thank them both for their hard work and wish them and their families nothing but the best.”
Linebackers coach Antonio Pierce will take over as interim coach, according to sources.
The Raiders had trouble playing consistent football under McDaniels, and they have been one of the worst offensive teams in the NFL this season.
McDaniels was hired with the hope that his rich offensive pedigree as the longtime coordinator with the Patriots would transition to Las Vegas.
But it hasn’t been the case, as the offense regressed under McDaniels’ stewardship despite having one of the best wide receivers in the game in Davante Adams and the 2022 NFL rushing leader in Josh Jacobs.
McDaniels has also failed to get much out of the quarterback position, with Derek Carr’s play languishing down the stretch last season before he was benched, and his replacement, Jimmy Garoppolo, ranking as one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL this season.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.