6 Raiders players who deserved to win a Super Bowl with the team

The now-Las Vegas Raiders have three Super Bowl titles as a franchise, but these six legendary players never won a ring with the organization.

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OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Rich Gannon Raiders QB

The Las Vegas Raiders franchise has won three Super Bowl titles, though their last was all the way back in 1983. That means there has been nearly 40 years of a Super Bowl drought, and through the course of the team's 60-year history, there have been some legendary players who never won a ring with the franchise.

Here are six Raiders who deserved to win a Super Bowl with the organization.

Rich Gannon, QB, 1999-2004

Rich Gannon enjoyed a career renaissance when he put on the Silver and Black, going to four Pro Bowls, and landing an NFL Most Valuable Player award. In addition, Gannon was the MVP of the Pro Bowl, and finished his career with the Raiders second all-time in passing yards.

During his six seasons with the team, Gannon had as good a four-year run as any quarterback in franchise history, becoming the organization's highest-rated passer at 91.2. He was plagued by injuries during his final two seasons in Oakland, but his run from 1999 through 2002 really cemented his place as an all-time quarterback for the franchise.

Gannon did make it to a Super Bowl as the starting quarterback for the Raiders, but faced the man who helped turn his career around in Jon Gruden and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was mauled during that blowout loss, and two years later his run as the starter was over.

Jim Otto, Center, 1960-1974

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Oakland Raiders # 00 Jim Otto file photos. (Photo by James Flores/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

6 Raiders players who deserved to win a Super Bowl

A bit undersized out of college, the NFL passed on center Jim Otto, who would land with the Oakland Raiders of the AFL. With the Raiders, Otto became the gold standard at the center position, as he was named either an AFL All-Star, or a Pro Bowler in 13 straight seasons.

The Raiders won an AFL title with Otto at center in 1967, but they did not win their first Super Bowl until 1976, two years after the ironman retired. Otto played in 210 consecutive games for the Raiders, never missing a game due to injury, and was the anchor on some very good offensive lines during his career.

Otto retired after the 1974 season, but he was widely recognized for his contributions across both the AFL and the NFL. A member of the AFL's All-time team, Otto was also named to the NFL's 100th Anniversary team, and is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He may have won a ring in the AFL, but it is a shame that he never won a Super Bowl.

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Steve Wisniewski, Offensive Guard, 1989-2001

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6 Raiders players who deserved to win a Super Bowl

The Raiders have had plenty of legendary offensive linemen in their franchise history, including all-time legends like Art Shell, Gene Upshaw, and the aforementioned Otto. However, one significant offensive lineman that has gone wildly underappreciated is Steve Wisniewski, who had an incredible run in the Silver and Black.

Affectionately known as "Wiz," Wisniewski played his entire 13-year career with the Raiders, and rounded into one of the better offensive guards of his time. Originally a second round pick of the Dallas Cowboys back in 1989, Wisniewski was immediately traded to the Raiders, and he would go on to be one of the more dominant guards of the 1990s.

Wisniewski was named an All-Pro in both 1991 and 1992, and was named a member of the NFL's All-Decade team for the 1990s. He made it to the playoffs on numerous occasions, but saw his career end in the team's devastating loss to the New England Patriots in the Tuck Rule Game. He is another in a long line of Raiders who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.

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Terry McDaniel, Cornerback, 1988-1997

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Raiders DB Terry McDaniel (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

6 Raiders players who deserved to win a Super Bowl

After an All-SEC career at Tennessee, the Los Angeles Raiders made Terry McDaniel the No. 9 overall pick in the 1988 NFL Draft. Playing all but one season with the Raiders, McDaniel would become a ballhawk in the team's secondary, finishing his career behind only Willie Brown and Lester Hayes in terms of interceptions in team history.

From 1992 through 1995, McDaniel was one of the best in the game, being named an All-Pro four straight seasons, and a Pro Bowler from 1992 through 1996. Not only was he a ballhawking corner who could get his hands on the ball, he also knew what to do with the ball when he got it, as he is No. 1 all-time in Raiders history in interceptions returned for a touchdown.

McDaniel played in the playoffs three times in his career, including the 1990 NFL season, where the Raiders made it all the way to the AFC title game. For a time, he was one of the more elite shutdown cornerbacks in the NFL, and it would have been nice to see him hoist a Lombardi Trophy.

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Charles Woodson, Defensive Back, 1998-2005 and 2013-2015

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6 Raiders players who deserved to win a Super Bowl

The only defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy, Charles Woodson was fresh off a national title when the Raiders selected him with the fourth overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. Woodson would make his presence felt right away at the NFL level, becoming the league Defensive Rookie of the Year, while making it to the Pro Bowl.

Woodson's first stint with the team went from 1998 through 2005, and he made the Pro Bowl in four straight seasons during that time. He would come back to the team after years with the Green Bay Packers, returning for a three-year stint that only cemented his place in Raiders history. In his final season in the Silver and Black, Woodson had five interceptions.

Sure, Woodson would win a Lombardi Trophy with the Packers, but it is really a shame that he never won a ring as a member of the Silver and Black. He is one of those generational Raiders, someone who is beloved across Raider Nation, and he will soon be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Tim Brown, Wide Receiver, 1988-2003

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Raiders WR Tim Brown(Photo credit should read MONICA DAVEY/AFP via Getty Images)

6 Raiders players who deserved to win a Super Bowl

Another Heisman-winning draft pick for the Raiders, Tim Brown became the first wide receiver to win the award during his time at Notre Dame, and the team made him the No. 6 overall pick in the 1988 NFL Draft. Brown was electric from the get-go with the Raiders, making the Pro Bowl as a return man as a rookie, which began a run that saw him named a Pro Bowler nine times.

One of the more productive wideouts in NFL history, Brown racked up 99 touchdowns, 14,374 yards, and 1,070 receptions during his time in the Silver and Black. All three of those are records that will not be touched anytime soon, and he currently ranks in the top-10 in league history in all three of those statistical categories.

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Brown would finish his NFL career with Jon Gruden in Tampa Bay, recording his 100th touchdown and was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was able to be so productive with the Raiders despite having a revolving door at quarterback for so many years before Rich Gannon showed up, and seeing him win a ring with the team would have been the icing on an all-time career.