In an unexpected late-night action, the Las Vegas Raiders fired General Manager Dave Ziegler and Head Coach Josh McDaniels.
The news was officially announced by team owner Mark Davis on Tuesday night at 10:00 p.m. PT.
“I have decided to part ways with Josh and Dave after much thought about what the Raiders need to move forward,” Davis said in a statement. “I want to express my gratitude for their efforts and send my best wishes to them and their families.”
In January 2022, Davis hired McDaniels and Ziegler together; both men were former Patriots players. While Ziegler served as New England’s director of player personnel, McDaniels was serving as the team’s offensive coordinator for a second time.
With a 9-16 record, the two depart Las Vegas after their time. After losing to the Lions on Monday night, the Raiders, who were 6-11 the previous season, are now 3-5.
Midway through his second season, McDaniels has been dismissed twice already. Between 2009 and 2010, he guided the Broncos to an 11–17 record.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, McDaniels signed a six-year deal and has more than four years remaining on it, for which Las Vegas is still liable.
In Week 9, the Raiders will host the Giants. The squad won’t have a bye until Week 13.