Former Los Angeles Raiders running back Marcus Allen stated that he would like to see his former team move back to Los Angeles.
Roger Goodell recently revealed that the NFL may have plans to have the San Francisco 49ers share Levi’s Stadium with the Oakland Raiders. O.co Stadium’s lease is set to expire in 2015, so the Raiders may relocate.
However, Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen has a different idea for the Raiders. He won a Super Bowl with the Raiders when they played in Los Angeles in the 1980s, and he expressed his desire to see them move back there. “I’d rather see — I know people in Oakland won’t like this — the team back in Los Angeles,” Allen told NBC Sports Network.
The Raiders had relocated from Oakland to Los Angeles in 1982, and Allen was drafted by them that year. He rushed for 191 yards in a heroic effort to lead the Raiders to a Super Bowl victory in the 1983 season, and he earned Super Bowl MVP honors.
Los Angeles is planning to include an expansion team in the near future, so the former running back’s wishes may come true.