According to Jason La Canfora, the Raiders will begin extension discussions with HC Jack Del Rio this offseason.
The Raiders finished the regular season with a 12-4 record and a Wildcard berth into the playoffs. It was the team’s first time reaching the postseason in 14 years.
He could become a candidate for NFL coach of the year given the turnaround Oakland has made with him as head coach. Furthermore, La Canfora mentions that owner Mark Davis is “very pleased” with the team’s performance this year.
Del Rio just finished the second year of a four-year contract that he signed in January of last year, so it appears that the Raiders are impressed enough to extend him even with remaining years on his contract.
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.
We will provide more information regarding the Raiders and Del Rio as the news becomes available.