No one likes to see a fumble. Not the head coach, not teammates on the sidelines, and not the fans at home. The Oakland Raiders have been playing football since 1960. Over the years, who is the team’s career leader in fumbles as of 2016?
Fifth Place: Jim Plunkett (TIE)
Jim Plunkett first made national news as the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback at Stanford University. After stops with the Patriots and 49ers, Plunkett came to the silver and black. He played for the team from 1979 to 1986 and over that time fumbled the ball 35 times.
Fifth Place: Jay Schroeder (TIE)
Jay Schroeder had a breakout season with the Redskins in the mid 1980’s and parlayed it into a full time job as the starting quarterback for the Raiders. Playing for the team from 1988 to 1992, he fumbled the ball 35 times.
Fourth Place: Marc Wilson
Marc Wilson was highly touted out of BYU when he came to the Raiders in the early 1980’s. He had to bide his time on the bench behind Jim Plunkett at first, but he eventually saw some starting time and during his time in Oakland from 1980 to 1987 would fumble the ball 38 times.
Third Place: Ken Stabler
Ken Stabler was an All-Pro quarterback for the Raiders during the 1970’s and earned the nickname of “The Snake”. He played for the team from 1970 to 1979 and fumbled the ball 43 times.
Second Place: Rich Gannon
When Rich Gannon came to the Raiders at the end of the 1990’s, he brought with him an exciting brand of play that featured long bombs, short slants, and even some nice quarterback runs. He’d eventually help the team make it to the Super Bowl too, playing for them from 1999 to 2004. In that time, he fumbled the ball 44 times.
First Place: Marcus Allen
Marcus Allen is one of the top players in Oakland Raiders history. He helped the team to several of its biggest wins, made many incredible plays, and would be acknowledged as one of the best running backs in the league. He played for the Raiders from 1982 to 1992 and during that time he fumbled the ball 50 times.