Raiders extend GM Reggie McKenzie’s contact four years

Oakland Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie has had his contract extended four years by the silver and black.

McKenzie was made general manager in late 2012, upon the recommendation of former Raiders coach John Madden. His first move was firing coach Hue Jackson and also his successor in Dennis Allen.

McKenzie began to turn the oft-maligned franchise around with the hire of Jack Del Rio as head coach, the drafts of current star players in Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Khalil Mack, and the signings of quality free agents in players such as former Seattle Seahawk Bruce Irvin and former Kansas City Chief Sean Smith.

The tides are beginning to turn in Oakland, where the team went from a 3-13 regular season during the 2015 NFL season to a 7-9 during the 2016 season, a four game improvement.

The Raiders, along with the Chiefs, are seen as one of the favorites to win the AFC West this season, with McKenzie playing a large part in the team’s recent ascension.

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