LAS VEGAS — Former NFL MVP Randall Cunningham has joined the rebranded Las Vegas Raiders as the team’s chaplain.
“I’m elated, flabbergasted,” Cunningham told ESPN on Friday. “I’ve presently been in on some [Zoom] conferences with the team. I approach on paying a good deal of time with the guys when it’s Alright. I’ve talked with Marcus Mariota, Nelson Agholor. What an awesome group of folks Mark Davis and Jon Gruden have set with each other.”
Cunningham, 57, played higher education football at UNLV from 1982-84. He was the Philadelphia Eagles’ next-spherical draft choose in the 1985 NFL draft and the eventual 4-time Pro Bowler was named NFL MVP in 1990 by the Pro Football Writer’s Affiliation.
Immediately after 11 seasons in Philadelphia (Gruden was his offensive coordinator for 1 time in 1995), Cunningham, as a free agent, explained he set up a billboard in Oakland that read, “Need to have a quarterback? Call Randall Cunningham.”
Al Davis by no means little bit, nevertheless, and Cunningham sat out the 1996 NFL year prior to returning with the Minnesota Vikings in 1997 and shelling out a season every single with the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens in 2000 and 2001, respectively.
Cunningham, who was inducted into the University Soccer Hall of Fame in 2016, produced Las Vegas his long-lasting home late in his taking part in job and afterwards founded his personal church, Remnant Ministries, as its pastor.
“He’s likely to consider care of the fellas in Las Vegas,” Raiders operator Mark Davis instructed ESPN.com. “Jon had him deal with the team in a staff Zoom [recently] and he did a definitely very good job of environment the phase for the staff in Las Vegas.
“When you chat to any person in the neighborhood, all people generally talks about Randall. It is pretty distinctive.”
Cunningham replaces previous Raiders running again Napoleon Kaufman, who is the coach of the Oakland Bishop O’Dowd Significant Faculty soccer group.
“Gruden asked me to be the workforce chaplain,” Cunningham reported. “I have a duty to seem just after these fellas in this town. And I settle for that obligation.”