The only surprising thing about Mike Mayock being hired as the team’s GM is that anyone is surprised.
Raiders star played better than a 4-12 record, becoming just the third quarterback in franchise history to throw for 4,000 yards in a season.
The Raiders and Broncos engaged in a Monday Night Football contest between AFC West sides with no playoff plans, but there was a far more significant narrative inside the rickety structure known as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
The all-Gruden train isn’t stopping for anyone but slowed enough Monday to kick off the one passenger you knew was destined for a tumble, with GM Reggie McKenzie being fired from a position he held since 2012 and essentially lost in January.
Raiders owner Mark Davis says when and if time comes to make an announcement on his general manager’s future, he will.
Kansas City departed Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum a 40-33 winner Sunday, but not before the AFC West leading Chiefs got far more than they likely expected from the Raiders, a 14-point underdog who now sit at 2-10 on the season.