Marcus Allen was recently voted the top Raider of all time over on ESPN, despite finishing up with those nasty Chefs. It is hard to disagree, however, because Marcus did it about as well as anybody ever, Silver and Black or otherwise.
1) Who is the greatest player in Raiders history?
57.8% Marcus Allen, RB (1982-92):
Nearly 13,000 yards rushing-receiving, NFL’s No. 2 with 123 rushing TDs.
13.5% Tim Brown, WR (1988-2004):
Heisman Trophy success story who was one of NFL’s best. Had nine 1,000-yards seasons.
9.8% Howie Long, DE (1981-93):
Second-round surprise piled up 84 sacks and eight Pro Bowls in 13 seasons.
6.7% Ken Stabler, QB (1970-79):
”The Snake” made four Pro Bowls and ranked among passing leaders for the 1970s.
4.6% Fred Biletnikoff, WR (1965-78):
Hall of Famer who made six Pro Bowls and held most franchise receiving records at retirement.
3.2% Art Shell, OL (1968-1982):
Eight-time Pro Bowler who anchored the line, later coached the team to the AFC title game.
2.1% Gene Upshaw, OL (1967-81):
Hall of Famer started 207 consecutive games, played on two Super Bowl winners.
1.1% Ted Hendricks, LB (1975-1983):
Key defensive player on three Super Bowl winners, versatile linebacker.
0.6% Willie Brown, CB (1967-78):
Hall of Famer who made Pro Bowl his first six seasons with team.
0.5% Dave Casper, TE (1974-80, 1984):
”The Ghost” was named first-team All-Pro four years in a row, elected to Hall of Fame.