Jack Del Rio fired after loss to Chargers, 6-10 season

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers looks for a receiver during an NFL game against the New York Jets on Sunday Dec. 24 2017 in East Rutherford N.J

Prior to his role with Oakland, Del Rio had previously served as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-2011, where he was sacked in the middle of the year.

Jack Del Rio told reporters that he was sacked after Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, according to Steve Wyche of NFL Network. The team gave Del Rio a four-year contract extension throughout 2020 in the offseason.

It doesn't happen often that a head coach breaks his own news, but it happened on Sunday evening. In his three-year tenure with the Raiders, he went 25-23 overall, leading the team to a 12-win season in 2016, before being eliminated in the first round.

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The foundation, apparently, crumbled in a matter of months.

The Oakland Raiders finished off their 2017 National Football League season by getting the doors blown off of them 30-10 at the hands of the Los Angeles Chargers.

"He told me he loved me and appreciated all I did to get this program going in the right direction, but that he felt the need to change", Del Rio said. That means they finish with a 6-10 record in a season with championship expectations. The offense, including Derek Carr, performed poorly throughout the season.

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