For three years, 2000-2002, the Oakland Raiders were one of the best teams in the NFL with one of the most prolific offenses the NFL had seen up until that point. Rich Gannon had Charlie Garner, Tyrone Wheatley, Zach Crocket, Tim Brown, Jerry Porter, Jerry Rice, Rolland Williams and Doug Jolley. Gannon threw for 4,600 yards, Rice had 1,200 receiving yards, Brown had 900 receiving yards, and Garner had 900 rushing and 900 receiving yards. Crocket would come in for short yardage situations and pick up first downs and touchdowns. Prolific doesn’t begin to describe how amazing the Raiders 2002 offensive season was — especially considering everything that has happened since.
In the 10 years following the Raiders trip, and subsequent loss, to the Super Bowl, the organization has been one of the NFL’s worst — and the quarterback position has been the ubiquitous reminder year-in-and-year-out that the Raiders just haven’t had what it takes to compete for playoff spots as they haven’t finished with a record better than .500 since the 2003 season. If you take a look at the bracket above, there are names that make you cringe immediately and a few that you completely forgot even existed (looking at you, Charlie Frye).
For the rest of the week, we’re going to let you, the reader, vote on who has been the absolute worst Raiders quarterback over the last 10 years. Make sure you’re following our twitter account (@NFLSportsCity) and our Facebook account here to participate in the first round of voting today. If you aren’t able to make your vote via social media, we will have voting available in the comments section as well.