The Las Vegas Raiders finally got a deal done that has been looming over them. They agreed to an extension with star tight end Darren Waller. The new extension is for three years with $51 million in new money.

Waller absolutely deserves this new deal. The Raiders had to keep him in the fold, too. He is one of the top tight ends in the NFL, and Waller presents challenges that few others do at his position.

Over the past three seasons with the Raiders, Waller has 3,006 yards and fourteen touchdowns. He has been the most consistent target for QB Derek Carr for years.

The Raiders hope that he will have a game like he did after his last contract extension as well.

Getting this deal done before this season is a massive move. Now, both sides can focus on the future. It’s a deal that will pay off for both sides.

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