Atlanta fans are still bitter about their devastating Super Bowl loss.
“The Raiders have torn up Jack Del Rio’s original contract and rewarded him with a new four-year deal,” owner Mark Davis said in a statement. “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 went 7-9 in his first season in Oakland but enjoyed success with the emergence of third-year players, quarterback Derek Carr and pass rusher Khalil Mack, who was named the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year.
Before Oakland, Del Rio spent nine seasons with the Jaguars, going 12-4 in 2005. The Jags went 8-8 the next season, followed by an 11-5 campaign.
Del Rio will have a new offensive coordinator in Todd Downing, replacing Bill Musgrave, but will retain defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.
To me, he’s a less polished version of Matthew Stafford coming out of Georgia. I’d love to see him replace Jay Cutler in Chicago, but his most likely first-round spot for now is Arizona, with a host of teams interested if he falls to the second round.
North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky could go first overall, but at this point, I highly doubt he’ll be a Cleveland Brown. The Bears may be a fit, especially considering Trubisky’s experience in Cheap Ireland Jerseys cold weather in high school. But the team to watch out for is the Buffalo Bills. If I had to predict one team to make a Goff/Wentz trade-up, it’d be the Bills this year. Cleveland will be all ears when it comes to trading down from No. 1 overall.