Report: Raiders Fire GM Reggie McKenzie

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Oakland Raiders fired Reggie McKenzie on Monday, according to the NFL Network. He has informed the team he has been dismissed.

According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora report on Monday, the Raiders were expected to part with McKenzie after the season. He was offered an opportunity to finish the season, but is not expected to, according to Ian Rapoport.

Former Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie joins owner Mark Davis in introducing Jack Del Rio as head coach
Reggie McKenzie joins owner Mark Davis in introducing Jack Del Rio as head coach (Getty Images)

McKenzie had been the Raiders general manager since January 5th, 2012.

As the Raiders GM, he went 39-70 in his tenure. The team only had one winning season, which came in 2016, as they went 12-4. It was Oakland’s first winning season since 2002 when they went 11-5.

When owner Mark Davis brought back Jon Gruden as head coach, McKenzie took a demotion as Gruden took a larger role in the front office. The Raiders front office traded away Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper this season for draft picks.

Mack and Cooper have developed into stars with their new teams. Mack plays for the Chicago Bears, while Cooper plays for the Dallas Cowboys.

McKenzie was responsible for drafting Mack, Cooper, and Derek Carr. Only Carr is left of those three.

He helped re-build the Raiders franchise with no cap space and no draft picks when he arrived. 

NFL.com also has a story that suggests that Gruden’s scouting system that drew a divide in the Raiders front office.

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