Raiders fire head coach Jack Del Rio after disappointing 6-10 finish

Raiders fire head coach Jack Del Rio after disappointing 6-10 finish

Raiders fire head coach Jack Del Rio after disappointing 6-10 finish

That would be mean the end of Jack Del Rio's tenure, who helped rebuild the Oakland franchise before this season's collapse amid numerous injuries and Marshawn Lynch's uneven play.

JDR announces that he will not be returning as head coach next year.

The Oakland Raiders are expected to pursue former Super Bowl-winning coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden with a lucrative offer that could include an ownership stake in the team, multiple outlets reported Sunday.

The firing comes after Del Rio signed a four-year contract extension last offseason.

In three years in Oakland, Del Rio was 25-23.


Del Rio revealed this news to the media after the game.

The Raiders followed that up with one of the most disappointing seasons in the NFL.

They were the upstarts a year ago and were hot going into the playoffs until Derek Carr busted his ankle. Under first-year coordinator Todd Downing, the group appeared to take a step back, particularly Carr and receiver Amari Cooper.

This was Del Rio's second try as a head coach after spending nine seasons with the Jaguars from 2003-2011.

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