Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie drafted a franchise quarterback in 2014. Derek Carr is his guy, and has budgeted accordingly.
McKenzie wants to extend Carr’s deal this offseason, before he enters a contract year. The 25-year old signal caller wants a deal done before training camp starts. That’s 10 weeks away, plenty of time to hammer out the biggest deal in franchise history.
An extension is expected. Make no mistake about that.
McKenzie wants to keep Carr. Carr wants to stay. Both sides want a deal done soon. That’s nothing new. McKenzie and Carr have screamed those sentiments from the mountaintop.