It may only be the preseason, but Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis is already in mid-season form.
The NFL made its triumphant return when the Raiders defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-11 in the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio. on Thursday night – although fans seemed to be more interested in Davis’ antics in his suite than his team’s play on the field.
As NBC play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico brought up the 67-year-old millionaire, cameras captured Davis going to town on a chicken wing.
“God bless the cameraman and NBC producer who decided to cut to Mark Davis while he was eating chicken wings. MVPs,” ESPN’s Steelers reporter Brooke Pryor added.
Davis’ feast was even more impressive considering he was wearing a white shirt, although he appeared to finish the meal stain-free.
“Mark Davis pounding wings in that white shirt knowing damn well he’s gonna be on TV is the cash equivalent of a player without wrist tape or gloves,” Mike Golic Jr said.
Davis not only received praise for his ability to wolf down wings, but also his seemingly down-to-earth nature.
The chicken wing was a nice appetizer for Davis, who got to see his Raiders’ roll to victory in Josh McDaniels’ coaching debut with the team.
With a majority of both teams’ starters sitting out of the contest, it was a couple of rookies who shone on the historic field.
Running back Zamir White, who the Raiders selected with the 122nd pick in the 2022 NFL Draft – didn’t let his opportunities go to waste, totaling 75 total yards. Travon Walker, the 2022 No. 1 overall pick for the Jaguars and White’s former Georgia teammate, recorded a sack on Las Vegas quarterback Jarrett Stidham.