Raiders, Raiders’ owner ready to spend big on RGIII
Raiders’ owners are prepared to spend a fortune on RG III, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
Owner Mark Davis told the Times that he and Raiders owner Mark Davis will spend about $30 million in the first year of RG III’s rookie deal.
The Raiders could also get $30-plus million if they trade for RG III.
Davis has also said he wants to keep RG III in Oakland for at least another year.
The team has said they want to sign a new quarterback this offseason.
RG III was selected No. 1 overall by the Raiders in the 2017 NFL draft.
The 32-year-old quarterback is expected to start for the Raiders next season.
The deal has been under discussion for a few months.
RGIII’s deal includes a $75 million signing bonus, a $40 million salary cap, $50 million guaranteed, $60 million in guarantees and a $25 million signing bonuses for the first two years of the deal.
A source told the Associated Press that the Raiders would be willing to move on from RG III if he doesn’t start the 2018 season as planned.
The report also says the Raiders are looking to sign more free agents, with Davis looking for a wide receiver and a tight end.
RG3, who is entering his fifth NFL season, has struggled to adjust to the NFL, and has not been able to replicate the form he showed as a rookie in 2014.
RG 3 has been sacked seven times in his first four games, with nine missed tackles.
He has only thrown a pass for 16 yards.
RG Jr. has been limited to just 10 carries for 35 yards on 11 attempts.
RG Sr. has rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, and caught five passes for 54 yards.
The NFL has suspended RG Jr.’s six-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.