Last week, there was a report that NFL executive V.P. of football operations Ray Anderson was under consideration for a senior front office role with the Raiders.
Per the report by Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Raiders owner Mark Davis is contemplating a restructuring of the organization this offseason. On Sunday morning, Mortensen’s colleague Adam Schefter reported that Anderson isn’t the only person in the mix for a top role in a revamped Raiders front office.
Schefter reports that Scott O’Neil, former president of Madison Square Garden, is talking with Davis and others about joining the Raiders as team president and instituting significant changes to the organization. O’Neil watched the final game of the regular season from the Raiders sideline, which is when the discussions about coming aboard began. According to Schefter, the Raiders are more focused on O’Neil than they are on Anderson at this point.
Amy Trask is currently the Raiders’ CEO and it’s not clear how any new hire would impact her role in the organization or if the hiring of O’Neil or anyone else would impact the security of General Manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen.