The Oakland Raiders announced Friday evening that they’ve signed HC Jack Del Rio to a brand new four-year contract.
Statement from Raiders Owner Mark Davis:
“The Raiders have torn up Jack Del Rio’s original contract and rewarded him with a new four-year deal. We are excited to continue building on the strong foundation that has been established and this is a significant step in achieving that goal.”
Del Rio just finished the second year of a four-year contract that he signed in January of last year, but recent reports have said that a new contract could be coming for him, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise.
Del Rio, 53, began his head coaching career with the Jaguars from 2003-2011 and led them to a regular season record of 68-71 (48.9 percent) and franchise to two playoff appearances.
After his time in Jacksonville, the Broncos signed him to become their defensive coordinator from 2012-2014 and helped create one of the strongest defenses in the NFL during that time.
The Raiders brought him in as their head coach in 2015. During his two years with the Raiders, Del Rio has led them to a record of 19-13 (59.4 percent), which includes a 12-win season and a playoff appearance in 2016.