Raiders: Ranking the top 4 quarterbacks in franchise history

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No. 1 QB in Raiders History: Ken Stabler

Few players in team history are as synonymous with the Raiders than the great Ken Stabler. The lefty was able to capture the first Super Bowl in the team’s history (post-merger) when he defeated the Minnesota Vikings in 1977.

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His success, alongside legendary head coach John Madden, marked what many still consider to be the greatest era the Raiders have ever had. He was also named league MVP as a member of the Raiders in 1974 and was a four-time Pro-Bowler.

Stabler’s athleticism popped anytime he stepped foot on a sports field. Not only was he good enough to get selected in the second round of the NFL Draft, but he was also drafted as an MLB player on three separate occasions.

The Collegiate National Champion (1965) brought his unique brand of athletic excellence to the silver and black and impacted the franchise in a major way.

Despite beginning his career in the 1960s, he is still the Raiders’ all-time leader with 150 passing touchdowns and 69 wins as a starting QB. His 19,078 yards also ranks 2nd all-time begins only Derek Carr.

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