The Las Vegas Raiders hire Dave Ziegler as new GM on Sunday
As the new general manager for the Silver & Black, the Raiders hire Dave Ziegler, the former New England Patriots director of player personnel. Ziegler, 44, was with the Pats for the previous nine NFL seasons and has won three Super Bowls and five AFC championships.
During his time in Greater Boston, Ziegler spent his first three seasons as the assistant director of pro scouting. He worked as the Patriots’ director of pro personnel for another four years, then moved up to become the assistant director of player personnel for 2020. Following that year, Ziegler was promoted to the lead director of player personnel for the 2021 season where the Patriots clinched playoffs with a 10-7 record and placed second in the AFC East under the Buffalo Bills.
Shortly after the Raiders hire Dave Ziegler, the team tweeted the announcement below:
We have hired Dave Ziegler as General Manager. pic.twitter.com/CNmEo7oPa3
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) January 30, 2022
Before his time with the Patriots, Ziegler worked in the scouting department for the Denver Broncos for three seasons. He also worked as an assistant coach in both high school and at John Carroll University, where he was inducted into the college’s Hall of Fame in 2010. Zieger was also a receiver and special teams player at his time at John Carroll, and was a teammate of potential new Raiders head coach, Josh McDaniels.
The news surrounding McDaniels should be coming soon as the Las Vegas Raiders hire Dave Ziegler as new GM, replacing former general manager of the Raiders Mike Mayock who was let go earlier this month after the team’s heartbreaking loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the wild card. Zieger now becomes the fourth general manager of the Raiders following the passing of Al Davis in 2011.