The Las Vegas Raiders are actually keeping an offensive lineman this offseason.
After losing most of their quality offensive linemen, the Raiders broke the bank to secure their left tackle Kolton Miller will wear the silver and black for the foreseeable future.
Miller, who is entrusted to protect QB Derek Carr's blindside, agreed to a three-year extension worth more than $18 million per season with $42.6 million guaranteed, per ESPN.
The Las Vegas Raiders and OT Kolton Miller have agreed to a three-year extension worth more than $18 million per year, per source. Deal includes $42.6 million guaranteed at signing and goes through 2025 (including a fifth-year option) for ascending tackle.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 30, 2021
While the deal doesn't reset the tackle market, it's still a nice show of faith by the Raiders in their improving young tackle.
In terms of yearly averages, only Trent Williams, David Bakhtiari and Laremy Tunsil surpass Miller's new deal.
Miller is coming off his third season, where he earned a respectable 72.9 PFF grade. He also recorded an 83.1 pass-blocking grade in 2020, which was 10th among tackles, says PFF.
Still just 25, Miller's shown considerable improvement throughout his NFL career, and the Raiders are clearly betting on more to come.
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