Marc Badain resigns as president of the Las Vegas Raiders

There’s going to be a pretty big shake up within the Las Vegas Raiders’ organization with the 2021 NFL season set to get going here soon.

On Monday, The Raiders announced that longtime front office figure Marc Badain has resigned from his role as team president.

“Today I have accepted Marc Badain’s resignation as president of the Las Vegas Raiders. Marc has been an integral part of the Raider family for 30 years, rising from a training camp drive to president of the entire organization,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a statement. “His efforts in helping to build the most magnificent stadium in the sports and entertainment capital of the world will never be forgotten. I wish March, his wife Amy, daughter Ali, and sons Bernie and Zach all the best in what the future holds.”

Badain started with the then-Los Angeles Raiders as a summer intern back in 1991. He ultimately became CFO in 2007, working under then-CEO Amy Trask. Once Trask resigned, Badain took over as interim president and was promoted to the permanent role with the organization in 2015.

As Mark Davis noted in his statement, Badain played a huge role in the Raiders’ relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas in time for the 2020 NFL season.

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Las Vegas Raiders front office and potential shake ups following Marc Badain resignation

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Nov 8, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Las Vegas Raiders president Marc Badain watches in the second half against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 31-26. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The resignation of Badain comes as somewhat of a surprise with training camps getting going around the NFL this week. It also leaves a major hole to be filled with him acting as the No. 2 guy behind Davis over the past several years.

This comes at a time when rumors suggest that Raiders general manager Mike Mayock could be out of a job if they don’t turn it around following a disappointing initial season in Las Vegas.

It will be interesting to see who the Las Vegas Raiders target to replace the long-time front office figure. It’s possible that current executive vice president and general counsel Dan Ventrelle could take over on an interim basis.

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