Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie will be out after season
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie may be looking for a new job after the 2018 season.
It’s been a long season for the Raiders and new head coach Jon Gruden, as the team has won just two games while struggling to find any sort of momentum.
So, with the franchise lacking success, it’s no surprise to hear that McKenzie could reportedly be ousted from his post following the season.
General manager Reggie McKenzie will not return, which is not a surprise and has long been assumed in NFL circles, and several other members of the scouting and football operations staff will be changing as well. Gruden has total control over the organization, and the Raiders are in the early stages of a deep rebuild. Gruden and owner Mark Davis will be looking to woo top candidates to the Raiders franchise in its final year as nomads before moving into their new digs in Las Vegas in 2020.
McKenzie joined the franchise as GM back in 2012, but the Raiders have had just one winning season during that time span.
It seemed clear when Gruden took the job that he would be the one making many of the important personnel decisions moving forward, and perhaps that will help Oakland eventually get back on track.
But this franchise is obviously in major rebuilding mode right now, and it could be a long process before Gruden has this team back near the top of the AFC standings.