The last time Derek Carr played at an elite level, the Raiders made him the highest-paid player in NFL history. That contract now seems like a bargain, given how well he has played this season. The question is, will head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock seek to extend Carr beyond the 2022
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."