Continuing in our countdown to the Raiders 2015 season opener, we hit 58 days. And with the marking of 58 days, we choose the player who wore that jersey with the greatest distinction. That honor belongs to one of the team's several good linebackers from the 70s.
Who wore it best: LB Monte Johnson (1973-80)
A second round pick by the Raiders in the 1973 draft, Johnson would start nearly every single game from 1975-79. In the process, he helped the team win their first Super Bowl. Johnson was a major factor in the famed Ghost to the Post game in which he had 22 tackles. He played eight seasons in the NFL, all with the Raiders. Though he was on the 1980 Raiders team that would ultimately win the Super Bowl that year, he suffered career-ending knee injury during the regular season.
Who's wearing it now: LB Neiron Ball
Ball was chosen in the sixth round out of Florida. He has loads of potential, but has been tripped up by injuries. As of now, he is battling primarily with Ray Ray Armstrong for reps at weakside linebacker behind incumbent starter, Sio Moore.