Three years ago, Raiders then-general manager Reggie McKenzie made quarterback Derek Carr the highest-paid player in NFL history, thanks to a five-year, $125 million extension. At the time, it seemed like a prudent move. In retrospect, the move worked out as expected for Carr. He has received $67.675 million to date, with $19 million more
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."