In the NFL, front office ineptitude is not only par for the course — it’s costly.
according to Recent report, Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis is on the hook for about $85 million after firing head coach Josh McDaniels, general manager Dave Ziegler, and other members of his coaching staff. The game of musical chairs continues for this franchise, as Antonio Pierce is now the 12th person to coach a game for the Raiders in the last 20 seasons – This is not a typo.
In 2021, Jon Gruden resigned after email hack He showed that he doesn’t like blacks, gays or women. He was in the middle of a 10-year, $100 million contract, even though his winning percentage was barely above .500 and he had only made the playoffs five times in 15 years as a head coach. Rich Bisaccia took over when Gruden was fired. He was not retained and McDaniels was brought in. Former general manager Mike Mayock was let go after…Gruden man“And Ziggler replaced him. And now Pierce is the interim head coach in Vegas. For how long, who knows? Being A black interim NFL coach was sentenced to death.
To say that Davis has an interesting relationship with his wealth would be an understatement. This is the same man who made Becky Hamon Highest paid coach In the WNBA until misogyny ruined it when the Phoenix Mercury hired Nate Tibbetts, A man with no experience coaching women’s basketball. Davis was also under investigation earlier this year for “Making under-the-table pay offers to both current players and free agents pursued by the team“. He was allegedly trying to circumvent the salary cap. Then there’s the whole thing about how some people feel that way.” Davis gave Tom Brady a discount on his purchase of a minority stake in the Raiders.
Tales of rich (white) men and their money are always strange.
Last season, the NFL did its best to help its owners realize how much money they were wasting, as well as They informed them that they had spent $800 million On coaches and front office executives who no longer work with them within the past five years. The report details how the Panthers, Colts and Titans were paying at the time at least $69 million with 12 years remaining on the contracts of former employees. The Giants were the worst, as they were paying three different coaching staffs in 2022.
Mediocrity is not cheap.
With McDaniels fired, the Raiders will either promote Pierce or hire another employee in the coming months. If you look around the league, the Patriots, Titans, Chiefs, Giants, Bears, Chargers, Packers, Falcons, Cardinals, and even the Broncos may also be looking for someone new. Job security rarely exists in this league.
But no matter what Mark Davis or his teammates do over the next few months, we know that two things are certain: The continuing infatuation with hiring white men as head coaches and general managers will continue at an insanely high rate, and millions more will survive. It is lost due to the decisions of its owners. It’s a reminder of how rich the owners are and how much of a cash cow the NFL has become. Because if you’re willing to spend nearly a billion dollars on the people you fire, how much will you get from these expensive tutorials that never teach you a single thing? too much.