The first time the Raiders extended the contract of Derek Carr, it made their franchise quarterback the highest-paid player in league history. Four years later, Carr is making slightly more than half of the highest-paid quarterback. What’s more, Carr isn’t even in the same stratosphere as those in the top 1`0 — Patick Mahomes, Josh
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."