SANTA CLARA, Calif.
— Raiders owner Mark Davis has agreed to pay $70 million to keep defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as head coach, the league announced Friday.
Del Rio is a member of the Raiders’ staff and the team will pay $40 million in salary and $40.5 million in signing bonuses, league sources told ESPN.
The deal includes $15 million guaranteed in 2016, $15.5 of which is guaranteed for Del Rio.
Del Roosse will also receive $5 million guaranteed for the 2017 season and $5.5 in 2019.
Davis, whose son, Raiders CEO Steve Ross, is also in charge of the team, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Del Rio’s hiring has been widely considered a foregone conclusion, as the Raiders have made major roster moves in recent years, but Davis was under tremendous pressure to retain his boss despite a lack of offensive or defensive experience in his first year on the job.
The Raiders hired defensive coordinator Mike Nolan last month, and Del Rio has been given a chance to get things moving with a roster that features former No. 1 overall pick Khalil Mack (six sacks) at left tackle, second-round pick Myles Jack (four sacks) and fifth-round draft pick Tyrell Crosby (two sacks).