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Report: Raiders hiring Mike Mayock as general manager

How about this for a twist: the Oakland Raiders are hiring TV personality Mike Mayock as their general manager, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

This is a stunning hire, as Mayock has zero front office experience. He has worked with NFL Network since 2004 and has served as a commentator for various networks.

Most recently, though, Mayock was a draft analyst with NFL Network.

Mayock, who attended Boston College, had a brief stint in the NFL, playing as a safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Giants in the early 80s.

However, that is the extent of the 60-year-old’s experience on the NFL level.

The Raiders’ general manager spot opened up earlier in the month when the team fired Reggie McKenzie from the post.

Oakland, which just played its first year under new head coach Jon Gruden, went just 4-12 this season, is worst mark since completing back-to-back four-win campaigns in 2013.

Gruden is in his second stint as coach of the Raiders, with his first go-around spanning from 1998 through 2001. During that time, Gruden led Oakland to two division titles and an AFC Championship Game appearance.

This stint has not exactly gotten off to a great start, as Gruden traded away linebacker Khalil Mack before the season began and made numerous questionable decisions throughout the year.

Of course, the Raiders received two first-round picks from the Chicago Bears in the deal for Mack, so it’s entirely possible this works out for them in the long haul.

Thus far, though, things do not look all that great in the Bay.