Free agency, the upcoming draft and an announced move to a new city, the Oakland Raiders have had plenty on their plate this month – but once the smoke clears, talks should start heating up with quarterback Derek Carr about a a lucrative contract extension.
“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.”
“We’re going to try and get our quarterback signed. We want to get Khalil [Mack] signed , and at the same time we’re trying to sign Gabe,” McKenzie said. “You have to allot some money for those guys. With that being said, we didn’t have the opportunity to go after guys like we did last year, at those numbers.”