Del Rio was informed after Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers that he will not be back as the team's head coach. I take a lot every year from coaches, some others.
That would be mean the end of Jack Del Rio's tenure, who helped rebuild the Oakland franchise before this season's collapse amid numerous injuries and Marshawn Lynch's uneven play. After going 7-9 in his first year, the team jumped to 12-4 last season and reached the playoffs.
In three years in Oakland, Del Rio was 25-23.
Del Rio did what he could to try and turn things around, firing defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. on November 21, after the team's 33-8 loss to the New England Patriots.
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This year did not go as well as they would've like, finishing with a 6-10 record on the season. The offense, including Derek Carr, performed poorly throughout the season.
This year...ugh. Carr wasn't great.
The Raiders are believed to be on the verge of hiring Jon Gruden, their coach from 1998-2001, as Del Rio's replacement.