Following two new front office hires in the last week, Raiders add Champ Kelly
The Las Vegas Raiders add Champ Kelly as Assistant General Manager on Wednesday afternoon following an official statement posted on their website and Twitter account. Anthony “Champ” Kelly worked as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the Chicago Bears between 2017-2021.
Just a week ago, the Silver & Black hired Dave Zieglar as their new general manager along with Josh McDaniels as their new head coach. Raiders add Champ Kelly as Assistant General Manager after an eight candidate search done by Mark Davis and his committee who have been at work since the firing of Mike Mayock on January 17.
As part of the Bears front office had also worked with both pro personnel and college scouting departments in collaboration with their Director of Player Personnel and College Scouting Director. Kelly spent two seasons as the Bears Director of Pro Scouting where he had a bird’s eye view on their free agency and all pro player evaluations, along with scouting talent in all major leagues, including the CFL and AFL.
Anthony “Champ” Kelly has been named Assistant General Manager of the Las Vegas Raiders.
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) February 2, 2022
Prior to his time in Chicago, Kelly was with the Denver Broncos for eight seasons from 2007 to 2014, spending the later five years as Assistant Director of Pro Personnel. The Broncos won four AFC West Division titles during that span, signing eight veteran free agents who eventually made it to the Pro Bowl. Some notable players in that list include guard Louis Vasquez (2013) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (2014), both who became first time Pro Bowlers after signing with Denver.
With his expertise and experience, it’s understandable that Raiders add Champ Kelly as Assistant General Manager. Off the field, Kelly has supported the community while founding Heart Power, a non-profit organization that has hosted youth programs in Colorado, Florida, and Kentucky.
We sure have seen a lot of moves made during this early offseason and we expect more changes to occur up until the start of the 2022 season.