The Sports Xchange
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Jack Del Rio is getting a new contract after leading the Oakland Raiders to the playoffs this past season.
The team announced Friday night that Del Rio's original four-year contract was being replaced with a new four-year deal. The Raiders did not disclose financial terms of the new agreement.
"The Raiders have torn up Jack Del Rio's original contract and rewarded him with a new four-year deal," Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a news release." We are excited to continue building on the strong foundation that has been established and this is a significant step in achieving that goal."
The 53-year-old Del Rio took the job in January 2015, after the Raiders had gone 3-13. He led the Raiders to a 7-9 record in his first season. This year, he guided Oakland to the playoffs for the first time since the 2003 season. The team went 12-4 during the regular season while contending for the AFC West title.
The Raiders were poised for a playoff run, but rising star quarterback Derek Carr suffered a broken right leg in the next-to-last game of the regular season. Without him in the playoffs, Oakland lost to the Houston Texans in the wild-card round.
Del Rio became the franchise's ninth coach after serving as Denver Broncos defensive coordinator from 2012 to 2014 and head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003 to 2011.