The Oakland Raiders owner and the team’s top executive have told the team they would like to keep former offensive coordinator Greg Olson as their head coach, according to sources.
Olson’s contract expires at the end of the season and is not guaranteed.
The Raiders have a bye this week.
Olson has a 6-18 record as the Raiders’ offensive coordinator.
The former Stanford offensive coordinator has not been hired as the new offensive coordinator for the Jets.
He was the offensive coordinator at Michigan State under Urban Meyer.
The Jets hired Dan Quinn as their offensive coordinator in 2015.
Olson, who has been with the team since the 1999 season, was the Raiders offensive coordinator from 2004-10.
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen has called the move a “no-brainer.”
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said on Friday the team was in no hurry to make a decision.
“We have a lot of pieces around the organization,” McKenzie said.
“I’ve got the support of the organization, the ownership, the players, the coaching staff. “
“When we look at the pieces that we have, I’m not worried about the future, because the future is right here.” “
The Raiders were in a rebuild before the season. “
When we look at the pieces that we have, I’m not worried about the future, because the future is right here.”
The Raiders were in a rebuild before the season.
They finished with a 6th-place finish in the AFC West.
The team was able to move up from 8th place to 8th with a wild-card spot.
Oakland finished the regular season with a 5-13 record.
The last time Oakland finished 5-12 was in 2003.
McKenzie said the Raiders would evaluate the players in the off-season.
“You don’t want to give up anything,” McKenzie told reporters after the team hosted the Chargers on Thursday.
“It’s all about continuity, and you’re never going to be as good as you can be with just one guy.”
The Chargers beat the Raiders on Sunday.
The Chargers are in the process of restructuring their coaching staff and have a strong history of hiring coaches from other teams.
The teams last meeting was in Oakland in 2015, when Carson Palmer threw for 324 yards and four touchdowns, including a 48-yard touchdown to Andre Holmes.
The Broncos won 31-23.
The Chiefs beat the Chargers 23-20 in Kansas City on Sunday after Palmer threw a season-high four touchdown passes and led the Chiefs on a 24-play, 76-yard drive.
The Titans beat the Chiefs 24-20 on Monday night.
Oakland’s last win over a divisional rival came in 2005.
The 49ers defeated the Raiders 34-24 in San Francisco in the NFC Championship Game.
The Browns beat the 49ers 35-24 on Monday in the season opener in Oakland.
The Eagles defeated the 49er 49-23 in Philadelphia on Sunday in the Eagles’ first game since being released by the Raiders.
The Falcons defeated the Rams 24-16 in the opener in Atlanta.