Bill Musgrave Brings Years of Experience with QB’s to Raiders OC Position

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Oct 26, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Eagles 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Reports are surfacing that Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave has been named the Offensive Coordinator of the Oakland Raiders in a surprising move. Marc Trestman had been thought to be the front-runner for the position.

Musgrave is a former NFL quarterback, having spent six seasons in the league as a backup after being drafted by the Cowboys in 1991. He spent 1991 through 1994 on the San Francisco 49ers roster, sitting behind Steve Young, Joe Montana, Steve Bono and Elvis Grbac and holding a headset and clipboard for Mike Shanahan. He even followed Shanahan to Denver.

In his entire career, he attempted 69 passes for one touchdown and two interceptions. He also completed a solitary pass in the playoffs – late in the 49ers 49-26 blowout win in Super Bowl XXIX. After his playing career ended, he was hired by Joe Bugel to serve as the QB’s coach of the Oakland Raiders.

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