If the Las Vegas Raiders bring in Josh McDaniels as their head coach for the 2022 season and beyond, expect an extension for Derek Carr.
Las Vegas Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr is entering his ninth season with the franchise and is fresh off leading the Silver and Black to the No. 5 seed in the AFC Playoffs. A veteran signal-caller who has been the face of this franchise, Carr led this Raiders team through one of the rockiest seasons in NFL history, only to win four straight down the stretch to clinch their second playoff berth since the 2002 season.
Entering the 2022 offseason, there is one year left on Carr’s deal, a deal that once made him the richest player in the NFL. Now considered a bargain contract, Carr will be looking for the team to extend him this offseason, and if their new favorite to take over as a head coach is hired, you can expect that to happen.
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to the Raiders is picking up steam, and if he accepts the job, it likely means more years of No. 4 under center in Las Vegas.
Raiders zeroing in on McDaniels?
Of course, McDaniels is another in a long list of head coaching candidates that have been thrown around this offseason, but he is a legitimate possibility. If he does get the job, David Ziegler likely comes over as the general manager, and the plan would be to lock up Carr, who is considered a franchise quarterback around the league.
McDaniels is not going to want to start over at the quarterback spot, and Carr has developed a great relationship with the players on this roster. He is their leader, and whether you like him or not, there is no denying that the players he plays with have his back.
The Las Vegas Raiders had plenty of players step up this season, but this group really did not take advantage of their opportunities in 2021.
Remember, the Raiders have been taking their time in terms of bringing in a head coach and general manager, and that is a good thing. There are a lot of elite pieces in place on this roster, and they are coming off a playoff berth, so if McDaniels arrives from New England, he will expect this team to stay a playoff contender, and Carr staying helps him accomplish that.