The Las Vegas Raiders are undergoing a massive overhaul in both their roster and their coaching staff.
They decided to let interim head coach Rich Bisaccia walk away and brought in Josh McDaniels.
Aside from signing Maxx Crosby to a four-year extension, the Raiders looked like a revolving door this offseason.
Wide receiver Zay Jones also signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
But while they let those players join other teams, they brought in an impressive collection of talent.
The Raiders also signed All-Pro wideout Davante Adams to a five-year, $140 million deal.
Despite bringing in several pieces, McDaniels reiterated their commitment to quarterback Derek Carr, as shared by The Athletic’s senior writer Vic Tafur.
Josh McDaniels said #Raiders are "trying to build around" Derek Carr. As far as extension talks …
"Derek’s going to have to make decisions about what’s best for him & we have to try to do what’s right for the team. There will be a sweet spot in there hopefully for everybody."
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) March 28, 2022
Tafur tweeted, “Josh McDaniels said #Raiders are ‘trying to build around’ Derek Carr. As far as extension talks … ‘Derek’s going to have to make decisions about what’s best for him & we have to try to do what’s right for the team. There will be a sweet spot in there hopefully for everybody.'”
With all the players they’ve acquired in a little less than two weeks, it’s evident that the Raiders would like to win with Carr under center.
However, their plans would end up in smoke if they can’t re-sign the veteran play-caller to an extension.
Details Of Carr’s Current Contract
The 31-year-old quarterback is in the last year of the five-year, $125 million contract extension he signed in 2017,
However, that contract started in 2018 because he was still under a four-year, $5.371 million deal when he signed that extension.
Spotrac reveals that Carr is due to earn a $19,777,519 base salary and a $100,000 workout bonus in 2022.
That said, expect Carr’s camp to negotiate a contract in the ballpark of those values.