The string of "duh" moves continues when it comes to fifth-year options for the 2014 first-round draft class.
The reigning Defensive Player of the Year has compiled double-digit sacks each of the past two seasons.
Picking up the 2018 option on its pivotal defensive playmaker was an obvious move for Oakland. Down the road, general manager Reggie McKenzie will shell out huge bucks to keep Mack a Raider for years to come. The 26-year-old will likely be in line to become the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL when the Raiders extend his contract.