The Oakland Raiders have always been a team built around deep passing. Because of this, they have always placed a particular emphasis on a certain type of quarterback. There have been a number of strong, armed quarterbacks who have worn the Raiders’ silver and black, but few are as highly regarded as Jim Plunkett.
The Raiders were the third team Jim Plunkett played for in his career. He had been sent out of New England due to ineffectiveness after being drafted high in the NFL Draft, thanks to his great success in college, and had spent two seasons with a San Francisco 49ers franchise that had little in your favor at that time. However, the Raiders still had plenty of talent on their roster and had just dealt iconic quarterback Kenny “The Snake” Stabler to the Houston Oilers for quarterback Dan Pastorini. Plunkett joined the Raiders and eventually found his way into the starting lineup, helping the team win two Super Bowls along the way.
To which receivers during his career did Jim Plunkett throw the most touchdown passes? Here’s the answer to that question, the top five receivers based on who caught the most touchdown passes thrown by Jim Plunkett.
#1 – Todd Christensen – (20)
#2 – Randy Vataha – (16)
#3 – Cliff Branch – (15)
#4 Tie – Reggie Rucker – (10)
Tie #4 – Gene A. Washington – (10)
As you can see, every team Plunkett played for — the Patriots, 49ers and Raiders — has at least one player on the roster.