The Oakland Raiders have a storied 57-year history. Here are the top ten offensive players in the history of the franchise.
Looking back at the all-time great teams of the Oakland Raiders, one thing becomes obvious — the franchise has featured many great offensive units. From Daryle Lamonica in the 60’s and 70’s to Tim Brown, Rich Gannon and everyone in between, Raider Nation has been accustomed to watching greatness on the offensive side of the ball.
With that being said, here is a list of the top 10 offensive players in the history of the Silver and Black.
#10 – Dave Casper
Kicking off the list is tight end Dave Casper, also known as “The Ghost”. Along with being the first great tight end to dawn the Silver and Black, Casper is the franchise’s 7th all-time leader receiver with 255 receptions for 3,295 yards and 35 touchdowns.
Those numbers might not jump off the page, but consider the fact that the NFL in the 1970’s was not a passing league. So these were tremendous numbers for this era, especially for a tight end. Casper was selected to four consecutive Pro Bowl’s as well as four consecutive All-Pro selections.
Not to mention that Casper was involved in some of the most crucial and most famous plays in franchise history, such as “The Ghost to the Post” and “The Holy Roller”.
#9 – Daryle Lamonica
Although he did not start his career with the Raiders, Daryle Lamonica had quite a career for the Silver and Black. Over his career with the Raiders, Lamonica threw for 148 touchdowns, more than 16,000 yards and had just over 1,100 completions.
Lamonica is one of the most prolific passers in…
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