The Las Vegas Raiders have assessed their weak spots and are addressing it with free-agent signings.
The Raiders also traded for All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams and gave him a five-year, $141.25 million contract.
But aside from looking for talent elsewhere, they also paid their top players who have been with them so for long.
Recently, they locked in Pro Bowler Hunter Renfrow until 2024 via a two-year, $32 million contract.
Yet despite all the signings they’ve done, they still need to secure one vital asset.
Seems like Darren Waller is the only Raider left to get paid.
Dave Ziegler taking care of in-house business this offseason. Sets a good precedent in the #Raiders locker room.
*Homegrown and paid this offseason 💰💰💰
— Maurice Moton (@MoeMoton) June 10, 2022
Bleacher Report’s Maurice Moton tweeted, “Seems like Darren Waller is the only Raider left to get paid. Dave Ziegler taking care of in-house business this offseason. Sets a good precedent in the #Raiders locker room.”
Waller had a down year last season, finishing with only 665 yards and two touchdowns.
That’s nowhere near his 2020 production of 107 receptions, 1,196 yards, and nine touchdowns.
Waller signed a four-year, $29.8 million extension before the 2019 season, making him a Raider until 2023.
In 2022, he will receive $6.25 million in base salary and a $343,750 roster bonus.
He will also get a per-game active bonus of $29,411.
2022 Will Be Critical For Waller
Before they make a financial commitment to Waller, the Raiders would like to see him bounce back.
If he remains healthy, the revamped offense under head coach Josh McDaniels will give him a lot of opportunity to contribute.
Having another 1,000-yard season leaves no doubt that the Raiders will be offering him an extension.
It won’t be surprising if they make him the highest-paid tight end in the league if he shows that he’s worth it.