On Monday, the Las Vegas Raiders fired general manager Mike Mayock.
“We have relieved Mike Mayock from his role as general manager,” the team said in a statement. “We thank Mike Mayock for his dedication over the past three years as he helped the team lay the foundation for the future.”
According to reports, the Las Vegas Raiders have begun searching for a successor, and they have applied to interview Dave Ziegler, head of player personnel at the New England Patriots. The search for a new head coach is also underway, with interim head coach Rich Bisaccia having spoken to owner Mark Davis. The Las Vegas Raiders also applied to interview New England Patriots interior linebackers coach Jerod Mayo.
Mike Mayock shared decision-making power equally with former coach Jon Gruden during his tenure, and Jon Gruden even had the final say. Most of the 23 draft picks during their time together failed to make a splash, and three first-round picks in the same year were used to select defensive end Clelin Ferrell, running back Josh Jacobs and powerback Johnathan Abram. Clelin Ferrell’s contribution is more in the special services team than defense. Josh Jacobs rushes for 1,000 yards in two seasons, but his output has plummeted this year.