Best quarterbacks in Las Vegas Raiders History: 7. Tom Flores
- Overall Record with Raiders: 30-30-3
Career Stats with Raiders:
- 11,635 passing yards
- 92 touchdowns
- 83 interceptions
- 49.4 completion percentage
- 70.4 passer rating
Realistically, Tom Flores wasn’t an amazing quarterback. He finished his Raiders career with the same amount of losses as wins, and his stats were unspectacular. Still, there are a couple of key points that have earned him a lot of respect in the eyes of this franchise.
First, Flores was the main starting quarterback for their inaugural season in 1960. After a couple of failed attempts to enter professional football, he got his big break with the Raiders and never looked back. Although he was eventually traded away to the Buffalo Bills, Flores served as the starter for six seasons and more than held his own.
Second, Flores also served as head coach of the Raiders from 1979 to 1987. During that time, he secured two Super Bowl wins–one with the Oakland Raiders and one with the Los Angeles Raiders. He became the first person in NFL history to win a Super Bowl as a player (with the Kansas City Chiefs), an assistant coach (with the Raiders) and a head coach.
As you can see by the stats above, Flores was a serviceable starter and not much more. But the impact he made on the franchise as a player and coach more than earned him a spot on this list.