Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has now put up three tremendous seasons to start his NFL career. He’s coming off a Pro Bowl performance in 2016 en route to leading his team to a 12-4 record.

Needless to say, the Raiders are going to do everything possible to sign Carr to a long-term extension.

“You can say that,” Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said back in January when asked if it was a priority to sign Carr and fellow Pro Bowler Khalil Mack to long-term deals. “The good thing is we do have time, but I’m not the type to wait until the last minute. Those two guys are not only great players but they are great men. They are true Raiders and I want to make sure we do the best that we can to make sure that they stay Raiders.”

In what has to be considered music to the ears of the Raiders’ brass, Carr himself seems hellbent on signing said extension and remaining with the team over the long term.