Dave Ziegler was named the General Manager of the Las Vegas Raiders by Owner Mark Davis on Jan. 31, 2022, becoming just the fourth General Manager in team history.
Ziegler joins the Silver and Black after nine seasons in the New England Patriots' scouting department, serving as the director of player personnel in 2021.
In their first offseason in Las Vegas, Ziegler and Head Coach Josh McDaniels worked to lay a successful foundation for the organization both on and off the field. The growth of the Raiders' roster was highlighted by strategic additions through signings, free agency and trades, and a commitment to building an evolving group that will strive for excellence and consistently compete for championships.
Under Ziegler's direction, the Raiders were able to extend the contracts of both quarterback Derek Carr and defensive end Maxx Crosby, securing foundational players for the future. The Raiders then made a splash in the early free agency period, signing coveted free agent defensive end Chandler Jones and acquiring All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams via trade from the Green Bay Packers.
Ziegler's first draft at the helm was highlighted by the execution of four "draft day" trades and the addition of six exciting young prospects, each of whom bring competition and versatility to the current roster.
Prior to joining the Raiders, Ziegler spent nine seasons with the Patriots scouting department and was promoted to director of player personnel after spending the 2020 season as assistant director of player personnel. For four seasons he was the director of pro personnel and he served three years as the assistant director of pro scouting. Ziegler joined the Patriots after three seasons with the Denver Broncos, serving in a variety of roles for the club in their scouting department.
Before embarking on his NFL journey in Denver, Ziegler was the special teams coordinator at Chapparal High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he also coached the running backs and tight ends. Previously, Ziegler coached the wide receivers and special teams at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. and at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.
A three-time all-conference honoree as a wide receiver/punt returner/kick returner at John Carroll, Ziegler holds several Blue Streak records, including career return yards, return average and touchdowns. He was inducted into the John Carroll Hall of Fame in 2010. Ziegler was a college teammate of McDaniels, Houston Texans General Manager Nick Caserio and Raiders senior offensive assistant Jerry Schuplinski.
Ziegler was born Sept. 7, 1977, in Tallmadge, Ohio, and currently resides in Henderson, Nev. He and his wife, Carissa, have two sons, Asher and Camden and a daughter, Georgina.