Raider Nation has lost one of their great ones.
Former Quarterback, Daryle Lamonica, passed away at the age of 80 of what is to believed to be natural causes.
Nicknamed the "Mad Bomber," Daryle Lamonica signed with the Buffalo Bills of the AFL, where he saw limited playing time at Quarterback playing behind Jack Kemp. He did get to play, however, and was a part of the Bills' 1964 and 1965 AFL Championship. Lamonica was traded to the Oakland Raiders, and he was finally the starting QB and had the chance to show what he could do, which, as it turned out, would be a lot!
Lamonica would run the Raiders offense, and in his first year there, he would lead the AFL in Touchdown Passes (30), won the AP and UFI MVP and took Oakland to win their first AFL Championship. 1969 was another phenomenal season for Lamonica, as he would win the UPI MVP again while again leading the AFL in Touchdown Passes (34). He also would throw for a league leading 3,302 Yards. Lamonica remained with the Raiders until 1974 and finished his career with a year in the World Football League.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family and fans of Daryle Lamonica.