Countdown to 2020: Best Raiders player to wear No. 77 all-time
The Cleveland Browns traded Lyle Alzado to the Los Angeles Raiders in 1982, and while he only played four seasons with the team, he certainly left his mark on the organization. Playing opposite Hall of Famer Howie Long, Alzado was a menace to quarterbacks, and played a big role in the team winning the Super Bowl in 1983.
Alzado had seven sacks in each of his first two seasons with the Silver and Black, before racking up six in Year 3. Outside of just the numbers, Alzado was a terrorizing figure on a Raiders defense that loved to hit, and put people out of commission.
The 1982 Comeback Player of the Year, Alzado was named All-AFC during that season, a season which the Raiders went 8-1 during a strike year. The team would end up losing in the second round of the playoffs, but it set the stage for them to win it all the following year.
Alzado made a comeback attempt with the franchise in 1990, but a knee injury halted any chance he had to make the team. Sadly, he died only two years later due to lymphoma of the brain, passing away at age 43. For a time, Alzado was the scariest man in football, and is best Raider to wear the No. 77.