6 Raiders players who deserved to win a Super Bowl
Jim Otto, Center, 1960-1974
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.