Countdown to 2020: Best Raiders player to wear No. 76 all-time
Steve Wisniewski (1989-2001)
Steve Wisniewski was not technically drafted by the Raiders as he came to Los Angeles in a draft day trade with the Dallas Cowboys. It would turn out to be one of the best moves in the franchise’s history as Wisniewski became one of the best players to ever wear the Silver and Black.
Wisniewski spent all 13 years of his glorious career with the Raiders and was named to the Pro Bowl eight times, was named First-Team All Pro twice, and Second-Team All Pro six times. The former Penn State Nittany Lion did not miss a single game from 1992 to 2001 and only missed two games in his entire career.
He was one of the quintessential offensive lineman in the 1990s and was named to the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade Team when it was announced and he is one of the few players on that team to not be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame which is an absolute travesty. It is a theme that many Raiders greats have been snubbed by Canton but Wisniewski is one of the more egregious cases given his production and individual accolades.
It is a shame that he retired before the Raiders trip to the Super Bowl in 2002 but his legacy still lives on as one of the best offensive lineman in both Raiders and NFL history.