After two seasons as the head coach of the Raiders, Jack Del Rio is expected to be asked to stick around long term this offseason, according to a report from NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.
Raiders talks with Jack Del Rio on an extension will begin soon. He's an obvious coach of the year candidate. Mark Davis very pleased— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 14, 2017
Del Rio signed a 4-year deal with the Raiders prior to the 2015 season, so he is halfway through that deal.
In his two seasons in Oakland, he led a resurgence. The first season, they jumped to 7-9 after having gone 3-13 the season before. That resurgence took a big leap in year two, with the team finishing 12-4 and returning to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years.
Del Rio is a Bay Area native, having grown up a Raiders fan in nearby Hayward and attending Hayward High before heading to USC for his college days.