We look at candidates who may be locked in long-term after left tackle Kolton Miller settled this week
With the Las Vegas Raiders securing left tackle Kolton Miller with a contract extension on Tuesday, let’s look at some other players who the franchise may look to extend in the next year or so.
(Presented in alphabetical order.)
The kicker is an unrestricted free agent next year. The Raiders like him and a new deal could be come soon.
The starting quarterback has two years left on his contract. He could be re-upped sometime this year or it can happen in 2022, assuming he has a good season. But there has been talks, so this could happen at any time.
The pass rusher will be a free agent in two years. If he has a huge 2021 season as he partners with fellow pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue, the Raiders may try to extend Crosby next year. Pass rushers get paid in free agency, so Crosby could wait to test the market in 2023 — but loves being a Raider, so he could sign early if the price is right.
He is a free agent next year. The Raiders keep adding defensive tackles, so I think they will wait until after the season to see if the want to keep Hurst from hitting the market.
Because he was an undrafted free agent in 2019, Ingold will be an unrestricted free agent next year. I think there will be an agreement between him and the Raiders at some point. There isn’t a great need for fullbacks around the league, but Jon Gruden loves them and he is adores Ingold. I’d be surprised if he left.
Jacobs is one of the better tailbacks in the NFL and is entering his third year. I could see the Raiders doing what they did Miller and try to re-up Jacobs after this season if he continues to improve as expected.
Brandon Parker, Trayvon Mullen, Hunter Renfrow and Foster Moreau:
If these players have big 2021 seasons, the Raiders may want to think about locking them up. Parker is the most pressing of the group because he can be a free agent in 2022. But he must play well to get consideration and he may not even get a chance if the Raiders take a right tackle early in the draft.