Raiders to discuss Derek Carr contract after draft

Raiders to discuss Derek Carr contract after draft

A contract extension should likely be the table for quarterback Derek Carr sooner than later.

Free agency, the upcoming draft and an announced move to a new city, the Oakland Raiders have had plenty on their plate these last few weeks – but once the smoke clears, talks should start heating up with 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.”