Raiders expect Derek Carr extension talks to ramp up after draft

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The Raiders gained approval to move to Las Vegas in time for the 2020 season this week and they expect to step up efforts to make sure key members of the lineup are there for the move later this offseason.

It’s been no secret that the team is looking to extend the contracts of quarterback Derek Carr and defensive end Khalil Mack as they head into their fourth NFL seasons. General Manager Reggie McKenzie added fellow 2014 draft pick and starting right guard Gabe Jackson to the group while discussing why the team allotted less money to free agency this year and said talks with Carr should get more serious once the draft is out of the way.

“He knows what we’re trying to do in free agency, and he’s never saying, ‘I need to know now. It’s not like that,” McKenzie said, via CSNBayArea.com. “More likely, the serious talks will happen after the draft. The communication has been ongoing, just talking about the philosophy of a contract and the thought process around it. Hopefully when the serious talks start going, then it’s going to be easier.”

The Raiders have more time to work things out with Mack as the 2014 first-round pick’s contract contains a team option for the 2018 season that they don’t have with either Carr or Jackson. Keeping all three for the long term should be well within the team’s reach, however, and there’s little reason to think they won’t be in the lineup the first time the Raiders play a home game in Nevada.

17 responses to “Raiders expect Derek Carr extension talks to ramp up after draft

  1. Derek lives in the City he plays for, but he’s a really conservative guy. What if Derek doesn’t want to live in Vegas? Would he not resign? Don’t get all worked up. I’m not saying it will happen, just wondering.

  2. he is very nice guy, but also a religious nutjob… In sin city he probably will go blind lol.

  3. Carr, Mack & Jackson? It will be interesting to see if Reg can stay out of salary cap hell.

  4. Derek needs to be strategic with this extension. He needs the team to be improved around him in order to be successful long term. The Raider ownership and management need to be able to prove commitment to excellence. The culture still needs to change. Moving in 3 years to Vegas (maybe) is still a challenge. The team and not the move to Vegas must be the primary focus of ownership and management. They can’t drop the ball. It maybe too much to ask.

  5. jspyle says:
    Mar 29, 2017 2:31 PM
    Derek lives in the City he plays for, but he’s a really conservative guy. What if Derek doesn’t want to live in Vegas? Would he not resign? Don’t get all worked up. I’m not saying it will happen, just wondering.

    If he wants to stay in the Bay area, he can always demand a trade to the 49ers.

  6. for those of you, hoping for a hometown discount, you can forget about that. he already said that he is looking to get paid (maybe not in those words) but said he helps a lot of churches ans that the country of Haiti is very close to his heart, and looking to help them out with his new contract. He also said the team has had 4 years to improve and sign free agents under is current deal.

  7. Carr, Mack & Jackson? It will be interesting to see if Reg can stay out of salary cap hell

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    VERY, very interesting.

    VERY interesting.

  8. jjackwagon says:
    Mar 29, 2017 3:25 PM

    Carr, Mack & Jackson? It will be interesting to see if Reg can stay out of salary cap hell.

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    I think that McKenzie can keep that core long-term without the Raiders going to salary cap hell if (1) he continues to smartly structure contracts (pay-as-you-go) for the other players on the roster and (2) isn’t lured by the temptation to spend big $$$ on players like Marshawn Lynch.

  9. Best QB in the game.

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    HOMER POST OF THE MONTH! There is a qb in NE that actally has a winning record above .500 and has won a playoff game or two. Carr has done neither. Keep it real Nayshun.

  10. ninerdynasty says:
    Mar 29, 2017 3:09 PM
    he is very nice guy, but also a religious nutjob… In sin city he probably will go blind lol.

    Only nutjob QB in the bay area plays for the Niners or did before he thought protesting was more important than his team.

  11. We Nevadans always get a kick out of the I have been to Vegas for 3 days every other year and know the City or the State, you know crap.

    First it gets cold here in November and December, a Mountain type cold. Second is we may use the Strip for shows, restaurants or shopping but avoid it like the plague until the slower winter months when it slows down. Third there are Churches here by the bunch so DC will do just fine. His real home of Bakersfield is actually closer to Vegas than Oakland and he will not have a Bankrupt State picking his pockets for 13% a year. You can also get a Whole lot of home for the buck.

    Great fishing, hunting, boating, hiking with 3 or 4 hot months, he’ll Chicagoans winter in Scottsdale, I summer in Northern NV, rest of year the weather is great but don’t tell anyone.

  12. He deserves a nice contract, but I hope he leaves some for Mack and Cooper if Cooper can finally have a 1500 yard season.

  13. Things will work out and they will be retained and paid what theyve earned as well as what their potential will be. Im not too concerned about my team locking up 2 superstars and cornerstones long term.

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