The Raiders franchise was originally based in Oakland, California and they played their first season as charter members of the AFL in 1960. During the 19700 AFL-NFL merger, the Raiders moved to into the NFL. Moreover, from the 1982 season onwards all the way through the 1994 season, the club had moved out of Oakland and relocated to Los Angeles.
However, this would prove to be yet another stop as the NFL team owners decided in March 2017 to approve the Raiders’ application to relocate to Las Vegas. What’s more, this move came in through nearly unanimous approval. On January 22, 2020, the Raiders official picked up the mantle of the Las Vegas Raiders.
Although the initial years were fraught with hardships, the entry of Al Davis and his continued attempts at improvement saw things turn around in 1967. The team went on the win it’s first and only AFL championship, however, they were soundly dispatched by the Green Bay Packers at Super Bowl II. The franchise currently clocks in with 15 division titles, 4 AFC championships, 1 AFL championship (1967), and 3 Super Bowl Chips: XI, XV, XVII in 1976, 1980, and 1983 respectively.
The Las Vegas Raiders finished off the 2020 season with the placement of second in the AFC West with an 8-8 record. They were looking to make their run into the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
The general outline of the logo saw a pirate wearing a football helmet with an eye patch with two white swords in black trim placed crisscross. The original logo placed the aforementioned setting behind a gold football background. However, during the transition from being the Oakland Raiders to the Los Angeles Raiders, the franchise scrapped the black and gold scheme.
A sleeker silver and black look was selected and has remained the standard for the current iteration of the Las Vegas Raiders. The aforementioned symbolism of the eye-patch wearing pirate was now permanently placed on a black shield. The Las Vegas Raiders added a black outline to the previous design, however, everything else remained virtually identical.
Mark M Davis is the principal owner and managing general manager of the Las Vegas Raiders. As of late 2015, Davis has an estimated net worth coming in at $500 million making him a true powerhouse within the NFL owners circle. Chiefly, he inherited the team after the death of his father Al Davis in 2011.
Prior to owning the team, Davis was involved in the retail part of the business and helped in the organization of Image stores. Moreover, Davis and his mother Carol own 47 percent share of the franchise and this is contractually structured to give them controlling interest. Al Davis has continued day-to-day ownership of the team.
Modelo came in as the official Cerveza of the Las Vegas Raiders and the brand new Allegiant Stadium through the deal signed by Constellation Brands. Moreover, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians also announced a partnership with the Vegas-based outfit. Desert Ford Dealers inked a deal with the Las Vegas Raiders to become the official vehicle of the Raider Nation.
Some other signings include Aristocrat Technologies as well as Matsing, the leading manufacturer of high capacity lens antennas. Through the tie-up with MatSing, Allegiant Stadium’s seating and the Modelo tailgate Zone will provide fans with 4G and 5G broadband mobile coverage once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
|Quarterbacks||4. Derek Carr |
8. Marcus Mariota
3. Nathan Peterman
|Running backs||23. Devontae Booker |
45. Alec Ingold
28. Josh Jacobs
35. Theo Riddick
|Wide receivers||15. Nelson Agholar |
89. Bryan Edwards
12. Zay Jones
13. Hunter Renfrow
11. Henry Ruggs
|Tight ends||85. Derek Carrier |
87. Foster Moreau
83. Darren Waller
82. Jason Witten
|Offensive linemen||77. Trent Brown |
71. Denzelle Good
61. Rodney Hudson
66. Gabe Jackson
68. Andre James
74. Kolton Miller
75. Brandon Parker
76. John Simpson
70. Sam Young
|Defensive linemen||51. Vic Beasley |
97. Maliek Collins
98. Maxx Crosby
90. Johnathan Hankins
73. Maurice Hurst Jr.
99. Arden Key
94. Carl Nassib
92. Chris Smith
91. Kendal Vickers
|Linebackers||44. Nick Kwiatkoski |
54. Raekwon McMillan
50. Nicholas Morrow
58. Kyle Wilber
|Defensive backs||24. Johnathan Abram |
20. Damon Arnette
25. Erik Harris
38. Jeff Heath
31. Isaiah Johnson
29. Lamarcus Joyner
26. Nevin Lawson
32. Dallin Leavitt
27. Trayvon Mullen
22. Keisean Nixon
21. Amik Robertson
36. Daryl Worley
|Special teams||2. Daniel Carlson |
6. A.J Cole III
47. Trent Sieg
Initiated in 2015, the Raiders Foundation is the charitable arm of the Las Vegas Raiders that is geared towards supporting the local community of the Raiders Nation. Moreover, there is the community Investment Grant that looks at supporting the military, youth development, and growing the game of football.
Other initiatives are also put into place such as the ‘Legacy Brick Program’ that offers the public rare opportunities to purchase a personalized Legacy Brick at the Allegiant Stadium. Moreover, outreach programs are also done. Notably, Raiders alumni visited the homes of Veterans as well as Creech Air Force Base.
|Head Coach||Jon Gruden|
|Sponsors||BetMGM, Henriksen Butler, Desert Ford Dealers, San Manuel Casinos, Aristocrat, MatSing, Modelo|
|Championships||League championships (3) |
AFL championships (pre-AFL-NFL merger-1)
Super Bowl championships (3)
1976 (XI), 1980 (XV), 1983 (XVIII)
Conference championships (4)
AFC: 1976, 1980, 1983, 2002
Division championships (15)
AFL West: 1967, 1968, 1969
AFC West: 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1983, 1985, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2002
|Official Website||Las Vegas Raiders- www.raiders.com|