Head coach Jon Gruden, quarterback Derek Carr, right offensive tackle Trent Brown and center Rodney Hudson all have something in common, though it no longer holds true for most of them. At one point, Gruden was the thought to be the league’s highest-paid head coach. Carr in 2016 was signed to an extension that made
Steve has covered the Raiders in some capacity since their return to Oakland in 1995. He was the full-time beat writer from 1997-2010. for the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News and covered more than 400 NFL games, including four Super Bowls. He also is the co-author of a recently released book titled "Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield."