We are officially in game week. The season opener is next Sunday and the Raiders start the week’s practices tomorrow. For them the NFL season has begun. And it’s pretty exciting stuff. But for the fans, the season starts in six days.
No one is wearing the number 6 for the Raiders these days. Not many have ever worn the number six in Silver & Black.
Who wore it best: P Jeff Gossett (1988-96)
Though Gossett spent most of his 9-year career with the Raiders wearing number 7, he wore number 6 his first three seasons with the team. But instead of giving him the nod at two different numbers — and because Marquette King has played himself into the best to wear that number — we gave this one-time All Pro punter his due at number 6.
We all know Ray Guy and Shane Lechler to be the two best punters in NFL history with both having played for the Raiders. They also lead the franchise with the most punting yards. The next guy is Jeff Gossett with 26,747 punting yards in his Raiders career. In total, Gossett spent 16 years in the NFL as a punter. He spent his first seven seasons with the Chiefs, Browns, and Oilers before spending the final nine seasons with the Raiders.