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 by now been in on some [Zoom] meetings with the group. I program on paying a whole lot of time with the guys when it is really Okay. I’ve talked with Marcus Mariota, Nelson Agholor. What an incredible group of men and women Mark Davis and Jon Gruden have put together.”
Cunningham, 57, played higher education soccer at UNLV from 1982-84. He was the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2nd-spherical draft decide in the 1985 NFL draft, and the eventual 4-time Pro Bowler was the league MVP in 1990.
Just after 11 seasons in Philadelphia (Gruden was his offensive coordinator for 1 season in 1995), Cunningham, as a no cost agent, reported he place up a billboard in Oakland that study, “Want a quarterback? Phone Randall Cunningham.”
Al Davis by no means little bit, however, and Cunningham sat out the 1996 NFL period just before returning with the Minnesota Vikings in 1997 and expending a year each individual with the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens in 2000 and 2001, respectively.
Cunningham, who was inducted into the University Soccer Corridor of Fame in 2016, manufactured Las Vegas his long lasting home late in his participating in occupation and later recognized his have church, Remnant Ministries, as its pastor.
“He is likely to choose care of the guys in Las Vegas,” Raiders operator Mark Davis advised ESPN.com. “Jon had him tackle the team in a group Zoom [recently] and he did a truly great work of placing the stage for the group in Las Vegas.
“When you speak to any individual in the community, most people generally talks about Randall. It can be pretty particular.”
Cunningham replaces former Raiders running back Napoleon Kaufman, who is the mentor of the Oakland Bishop O’Dowd Higher School football crew.
“Gruden asked me to be the workforce chaplain,” Cunningham explained. “I have a responsibility to seem just after these fellas in this city. And I settle for that obligation.”