Raiders’ All-Time Passing TD Leaders
The Oakland Raiders began play in the AFL in 1960, merged into the NFL in 1970, moved to Los Angeles in 1982, and back to Oakland in 1995. The Raiders have been to the Super Bowl five times, winning three of those, and have fielded some great players over the years. Here is a short list of the Raiders’ all-time leaders in passing touchdowns to date:
Ken Stabler (150)—Ken “The Snake” Stabler played for the Raiders most of his career, from 1970 to 1979, and he ranks first in Raiders’ history with 150 touchdown passes. Stabler had arguably his best season in 1976, when he threw for 2737 yards with a career high (and NFL best) 27 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions.
Daryle Lamonica (148)—Daryle Lamonica played for the Raiders for most of his career, from 1967 to 1974, including Super Bowl II. Lamonica ranks second in franchise history with 148 TD passes, and his best season was probably 1969. That year, Lamonica had career highs in passing yards (3302) and passing touchdowns (34), despite a career best as well in picks (25). All three categories led the AFL that year.
Rich Gannon (114)—Journeyman Rich Gannon played for the Raiders from 1999 to 2004, and he kind of resurrected his career at that point. Gannon ranks third in team history with 114 touchdown passes, and while he had a career high 28 TD passes in 2000, Gannon’s best season was arguably 2002, when he helped lead the team to the AFC title and a Super Bowl berth. That year, Gannon had 26 TDs to 10 picks, but also threw for a career high (and NFL best) 4689 yards.
Tom Flores (92)—Tom Flores played for Oakland from 1960 to 1966 and later coached the team for a while. Flores ranks fourth in Raiders’ history with 92 touchdown passes, and his best season for them was 1966, his lone Pro Bowl season. That year, Flores had career highs in yards (2638) and TDs (26) with 14 interceptions.
Jim Plunkett (80)—Jim Plunkett played for the Raiders from 1979 to 1986, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 80 TD passes. Plunkett had his best season in 1983, when he led the Raiders to a Super Bowl championship. That year, Plunkett had career highs in both passing yards (2935) and passing touchdowns (20), with 18 picks.