Las Vegas Raiders: Top-5 Running Backs in team history
Of course, Marcus Allen still tops this list. Not only is he the greatest Raiders running back of all time, as one of the best in NFL history, but he may also be the greatest player in Raiders history. As a first-round pick from USC, Allen immediately became the teams starting running back. With a league-leading eleven touchdowns and 1,098 yards from scrimmage, he was an easy selection for Rookie of the Year.
From then on, Allen would record three straight seasons with over 1,000 yards rushing culminating in a 1985 season where he won the NFL MVP award. With a league-leading 1,759 rushing yards, eleven touchdowns, and over 109 yards per game, this was another easy award win for Allen.
While he would finish his career splitting time with Bo Jackson, arguing with Al Davis, and even playing five seasons with the hated Kansas City Chiefs, Allen is still comfortably the greatest running back in team history.
The Las Vegas Raiders now stand at 2-4, keeping their playoff hopes alive after overcoming a sloppy first half thanks to Josh Jacobs.
His team-leading 8,545 rushing yards are over 2,000 more than Van Eeghen. His 79 career rushing touchdowns are 32 more than Pete Banaszak in second place. While the rest of this list creates interesting debate, this one was no contest as Allen likely won’t be unseated any time soon.