Oakland or Vegas Doesn’t Matter, Derek Carr Is Rich AF!

22 Jun, 2017

The NFL’s richest man now resides in Oakland.

The Raiders on Thursday signed Derek Carr to a five-year, $125 million extension, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, citing sources familiar with the deal. The deal has elevated Carr over Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck as the league’s highest paid player in terms of average money per year.

The 26-year-old, two-time Pro Bowler was a leading candidate in the 2016 MVP race before breaking his leg on Christmas Eve. So far, Carr has thrown for 11,194 yards, 81 touchdowns and 31 interceptions in three seasons. All along, Carr and the Raiders had viewed the time between the draft and training camp as the ideal window to hammer out an extension.

Carr was rounding out his rookie contract, and was initially due less than $1 million in base salary this year.

The NFL may now see a windfall of quarterback deals that could include Matthew Stafford and Kirk Cousins in Washington. Carr’s deal provided an ideal launching pad for player agents looking to create the framework of new extensions. With each passing cycle, no quarterback wants to be viewed as second-best.

For Oakland, the move is encouraging but is a sign of work to come.


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