Musgrave has ties to new Raiders coach Jack Del Rio. Musgrave was offensive coordinator of the Jaguars in 2003 and 2004, Del Rio's first two seasons as head coach in Jacksonville. Silver reported that the St. Louis Rams had also contemplated interviewing Musgrave, but withdrew interest. That cleared the path for Musgrave to land in Oakland.
Musgrave takes over a Raiders offense that ranked 31st in football with an average of 15.8 points per game.