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Former NFL Great Randall Cunningham Steps Down From Raiders Job

The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback served as the team’s chaplain for two years.



For two years, the four-time Pro Bowl quarterback also ministered as the team’s chaplain.

Randall Cunningham, a former NFL quarterback, stepped down from his role as chaplain with the Raiders on Wednesday.

Cunningham announced his resignation as chaplain of the LV Raiders on Facebook, via Pro Football Talk, writing, “After 2 years of serving as the LV Raiders Chaplain after much prayer, I have decided to leave.” I appreciate Jon Gruden allowing me to participate. Time to move on, really.

The 59-year-old played collegiate football at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and later became a pastor in Las Vegas, despite never having played for the Raiders throughout his 16-year NFL career.


In 2020, he was appointed chaplain of the team and began serving in that capacity, which entailed leading and guiding the team in religious and spiritual matters.

After the release of coach Jon Gruden’s racist, sexist, and homophobic email exchanges, the team has undergone a number of significant changes. According to Gruden, the NFL “orchestrated” the leak of the emails, and now he’s suing the league for damages. The franchise recently signed Josh McDaniels as its new head coach during the offseason.

Cunningham did not discuss the reasons for his departure from the team after two years.

The four-time Pro Bowl selection spent 11 seasons with the Eagles before moving on to the Vikings for three seasons and the Cowboys and Ravens for one season apiece. Following the 2001 season, he hung up his cleats for good.


In 2016, Cunningham was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

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