Raiders tight end Darren Waller has become one of the elite players at his position in the league.
Waller still has two years on his contract that will pay him $6.25 million in base salary in each season. But considering Cleveland’s David Njoku just got a contract that will pay him just over $14 million a year for four years, Waller is clearly underpaid.
Nevertheless, Waller said on Tuesday that he’s not focused on his contract.
“I just focus on enjoying it while I’m here — whether I’m here 10 years or who knows how long, just being present here,” Waller said in his press conference. “And my agent’s job is to do that stuff. I just focus on the football part because if you don’t focus on football and your mind’s elsewhere… You’ve got to be locked in as a professional. So I try to be a professional every day.”
Waller missed several games due to injury last year, but caught 55 passes for 665 yards with a pair of touchdowns. In 2020, he had 107 receptions for 1,196 yards and nine TDs, becoming a Pro Bowler for the first time.