The Raiders and head coach Jack Del Rio have started discussions on a contract extension, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. This comes on the heels of the team’s first playoff appearance in 14 seasons.
Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie was given a four-year extension in July, and the Raiders plan to give quarterback Derek Carr a long-term deal this offseason as well.
Del Rio has two years left on his contract. He has a 19-13 record in his first two regular seasons with the Raiders, and — along with McKenzie — has changed the culture after 13 straight nonwinning seasons.
The Raiders lost their last two games of the season after Carr broke his leg, including a 27-14 loss in Houston in the first round of the playoffs.
“With the players, they totally believe” in Del Rio, McKenzie said in December. “That’s No. 1. That’s what you want, is the players to believe, trust, and to know that they’re going to be able to compete day in and day out.”