1. Champ Kelly, assistant general manager Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders haven't had continuity since parting ways with Jon Gruden in the middle of the 2021 season due to leaks of a handful of emails that didn't paint him in a favorable light. Despite the fact that they made the playoffs under interim Rich Bisaccia, owner Mark Davis pushed the reset button and kicked him to the curb, along with general manager Mike Mayock.
Davis then hired Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler as their head coach and general manager, respectively. Neither is with the team anymore, having gotten their walking papers last October. Antonio Pierce became the interim head coach and eventually got the job full-time. On the other hand, interim general manager Champ Kelly wasn't as fortunate, with the Raiders hiring Tom Telesco (former general manager for the Los Angeles Chargers) as Ziegler's replacement.
Kelly must surely feel frustrated. After all, he interviewed for the position twice. First, Ziegler was picked over him and later lost the job to Telesco. But that's not because he lacks talent, far from it. Before joining the Raiders as their assistant manager, he spent time several years moving up the front office ladder with the Denver Broncos.
In Las Vegas, Kelly acquired players such as wide receiver Jakobi Meyers, linebacker Robert Spillane, and cornerback Jack Jones, some of the team's few bright spots last season. It's fair to say that he could do a better job than Trent Baalke if given the chance.