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.
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.