Raiders general manager Reggie McKenize has a difficult task this offseason, retaining his star players at a team friendly rate. Khalil Mack and Derek Carr will enter this offseason with one year remaining on their contracts. The problem is next year you can only franchise one of them making an extension talks vital.
“The good thing is we do have time, but I’m not the type to wait until the last minute,” McKenzie told the Mercury News. “Those two guys are not only great players, but they’re great men and they are true Raiders and I want to make sure we do the best that we can to make sure they stay Raiders.”
“You try to do the best you can to work the contracts where you can keep as many good players as possible,” McKenzie said. “But we all know that you cannot have a roster of multi-million dollar players. That’s not the way the system works. So we’re just going to have to continue to strive to get good players for a lesser amount. A quarterback is going to command a high dollar. Khalil is going to command a high dollar. We’ll work around it, but we don’t feel at this point threatened by it.”
There is a lot going on with the Raiders at the moment as they are preparing for a move to Vegas. handing out contracts for these two guys will be challenging. Only time will tell if the Raiders can get extensions done for these guys before the season starts.