The NFL announced its all All-Decade team on Monday and four players who donned the Silver and Black made the cut.
However, none of those players are currently on the Raiders’ roster. Only one of the players built the significant amount of their All-Decade team resume while being a Raider — Khalil Mack.
The other former Raiders to make the team were punter Shane Lechler, running back Marshawn Lynch and returner Cordarrelle Patterson.
Receiver Antonio Brown is also named, but he never played a game as a Raider, so he doesn’t count on their list.
The headliner here is Mack. He was the No. 5 overall pick in 2014 and was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2016. We all know the story ... he is now a Chicago Bear.
The Raiders got four years out of Mack and have running back Josh Jacobs and the No. 19 pick in this month’s draft as the key pieces of the Mack trade that also sent a second-round pick to Chicago and a third-round pick to the Raiders.
Perhaps Jacobs will be on next All-Decade team. He certainly showed that type of potential as a rookie and we have no idea what the other pieces of the trade will bring.
Lechler played for the Raiders from 200-12, he then went to Houston as a free agent and spent the final five season of his special career there.
Patterson played for the Raiders in 2017. It was one of two seasons since he came into the NFL in 2013 when he didn’t have a kickoff return for a touchdown.
Lynch played for the Raiders in 2017-18. He played well for the Raiders, but Lynch’s All-Decade team work was done with Seattle.
Did any Raiders get snubbed?
Center Rodney Hudson certainly had a case. He played for Kansas City from 2011-14 and has been the heart of the Raiders’ offense since 2015. He is an elite player. The All-Decade team centers were Alex Mack and Maurkice Pouncey.