Raiders hire Tom Telesco as GM

League: NFL

Posted on: 24 Jan, 2024 at 01:45 AM

Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Telesco is staying in the AFC West Division, as the Las Vegas Raiders hired the former Chargers general manager to the same position on Tuesday.

Telesco, 51, led the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers' front office from 2013-23 before the franchise dismissed both him and coach Brandon Staley after a disastrous 63-21 loss in Week 15 -- to the rival Raiders.

During Telesco's tenure as GM, the Chargers made the playoffs just three times in 11 seasons and never got past the divisional round, despite working with quarterbacks Philip Rivers and Justin Herbert. The Chargers went 84-92 during his tenure.

The Raiders finished the 2023 season 8-9, three games better than the Chargers (who lost Herbert to a Week 14 injury). Before hiring Telesco, they installed interim coach Antonio Pierce as their full-time boss after Pierce took over midseason for Josh McDaniels.

Telesco replaces David Ziegler, who was fired in November along with McDaniels.

--Field Level Media