According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, running back Darren McFadden wants to wait until after this season to talk about a new contract with the Raiders.
McFadden is entering a contract year, and the team has checked in with him about an extension. But McFadden wants to return to his old self and be in a position to command big dollars after the season, rather than talk now. The reality is, that’d be a win-win for both sides.
There’s no doubt that McFadden has the talent to be one of the NFL’s top running backs, but he’s had a hard time staying healthy. Now that he’s in a contract year he has to prove that he can stay on the field in order to try and cash in during the offseason.