Stabler may not have been better than Montana, Unitas or Manning, but would any of them have beaten him in the final moments of the biggest game? Very doubtful.
Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1974, has died as a result of complications from colon cancer. He was 69.
Before he became a caricature, Al Davis ran the most feared football team on Earth. From the late 1960s into the ‘80s, the Oakland Raiders were an asylum of violent offenders whose crimes were legal on Sundays, appearing in four Super Bowls and winning three.