Allen went 8-28 in 3 seasons with the Raiders franchise, and struggled to find a full-time reliable quarterback. This season has been a competition between Matt Schaub, Derek Carr, and even third-stringer Matt McGloin. Derek Carr won the starting job for this past weekend, but only threw for 146 yards and 1 touchdown.
Last Sunday's loss also sent the Raiders to their 10th consecutive regular season loss, dating back to last season. Allen had back-to-back 4-12 seasons to begin his stint, and going winless in the first 4 weeks this season was the icing on the cake. With the Raiders heading in to the bye week, this decision was not much of a surprise.
Along with the 3-quarterback controversy this season, they would rely on the likes of Carson Palmer, and Terrelle Pryor the last 2 seasons. Both have since been released, with Pryor yet to find a new home. Palmer has found success with the Arizona Cardinals as of late, but has struggled with a shoulder injury. The Raiders have struggled overall as of late, with their last winning season coming in 2002, although had back-to-back 8-8 seasons in 2010/11. They do not look like they are on their way to a winning season this year, as the changes and struggles continue in Oakland.