The Oakland Raiders have always been a team built around the deep pass. Because of this, they have always placed a particular emphasis on a certain kind of quarterback. There have been a number of strong armed quarterbacks who have worn the silver and black of the Raiders, but few are kept in as high esteem as Jim Plunkett.
The Raiders were the third team that Jim Plunkett had played for in his career. He had been shipped 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 season with a San Francisco 49ers franchise that had little going for it at the time. The Raiders though still had a lot of talent on their roster and had just sent 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.
Which receivers during his career though did Jim Plunkett throw the most touchdown passes to? Here is 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)
#4 Tie – Gene A. Washington – (10)
As you can see, each team that Plunkett played for, the Patriots, 49ers, and Raiders, has at least one player on the list.