Las Vegas Raiders' firing of head coach Josh McDaniels and GM Dave Ziegler 'will cost the team about $85million' after owner Mark Davis hit the mid-season reset button

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  • While offsets and mitigation should help, this is still an costly move 
  • Davis reportedly apologized to immoderate Raiders players for wasting their season 
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By Jake Fenner For Dailymail.Com

Published: 21:21 EDT, 4 November 2023 | Updated: 21:21 EDT, 4 November 2023

Las Vegas Raiders proprietor Mark Davis proved that money would not beryllium an rumor erstwhile it comes to making nan reliable decisions for his franchise.

Earlier this week, nan Raiders parted ways pinch wide head Dave Ziegler and caput coach Josh McDaniels aft nan squad mislaid to nan Detroit Lions connected Monday Night Football to driblet to 3-5 connected nan season.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, those decisions will not beryllium inexpensive - arsenic sources told him that Las Vegas will person to ammunition retired $85million arsenic a consequence of their firing.

Offsets and mitigation will defray immoderate of nan costs, but a root told ESPN that this was 'an costly move nonetheless'.

The Raiders besides re-worked nan contracts of interim GM Champ Kelly and interim caput coach Antonio Pierce.

(L to R) Ex- Raiders GM Dave Ziegler, proprietor Mark Davis, ex-head coach Josh McDaniels

McDaniels (L) and Ziegler (R) will costs nan Raiders $85million aft they were fired

The Raiders installed interim GM Champ Kelly (L) and interim caput coach Antonio Pierce (R)

Sources told Schefter that Davis is much concerned astir putting a winning squad together alternatively than managing nan franchise's finances.

'Unfortunately, I had awesome hopes for Josh and Dave,' Davis told ESPN's Paul Gutierrez connected Wednesday. 'It conscionable seemed we were going successful nan incorrect direction. 

'So, pinch nan waste and acquisition deadline, I conscionable felt it was clip to make a change, clip to make a move.'

The Raiders' 26-14 nonaccomplishment to Detroit solidified nan destiny of nan beforehand agency and Davis appeared much than consenting to smash nan panic fastener now.

The proprietor reportedly apologized to immoderate of nan players for 'wasting their season' and he confided successful immoderate group wrong nan statement that a alteration was necessary. 

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