Raiders fire general manager Mike Mayock after three seasons, reportedly request talks with Colts and Patriots executives
Two days after falling to the Bengals in the playoff round, the Raiders launched a search for new management, reportedly requesting talks with Colts and Patriots executives before telling general manager Mike Mayock that he wouldn’t. won’t be retained in 2022. Mayock was technically still employed as general manager when Las Vegas began targeting replacements, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, but the Raiders decided to make a switch “a few days ago,” at the time of their playoff loss, ultimately announcing Mayock official dismissal Monday evening.
In bidding farewell to Mayock, the Raiders requested interviews with Patriots director of player personnel Dave Ziegler and Colts executive Ed Dobbs for their general manager positions, according to NFL Media. This comes hours after they also reportedly asked to interview Patriots defensive assistant Jerod Mayo for their head coaching job, currently held by interim Rich Bisaccia.
Mayock was set to come under scrutiny from owner Mark Davis at the start of the 2021 season, after two straight years without a playoff appearance alongside coach Jon Gruden, who resigned in October amid of an email scandal related to the NFL’s investigation of the Washington football team.
The Raiders have improved in each of Mayock’s seasons as GM, going 4-12 the year before he joined, 7-9 in his debut, 8-8 in 2020 and 10-7 in 2021. But Las Vegas also struggled to identify or develop top draft picks and still hasn’t advanced to the playoffs since its Super Bowl in 2002. The team has also endured a number of off-field issues with players that Mayock has helped acquire, including cutting Antonio Brown, Henry Ruggs III and Damon Arnette on separate grounds. controversies.
With Mayock gone, the Raiders could soon be considering a total overhaul. Bisaccia received endorsements from players and staff following his run as Gruden’s replacement, but the team have already begun exploring replacements. Quarterback Derek Carr, meanwhile, is under contract through 2022 but could be traded or released without penalty.