The Raiders and Derek Carr agreed to phrases on a three-year extension value $121.5M (Twitter link through NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport). With that, the Raiders’ star quarterback will stay in place by means of the 2025 season.
Carr’s deal features a no-trade clause (Twitter link through NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo), a rarity within the NFL loved by solely a few dozen gamers. All collectively, Carr is ready to earn $141.3M over the subsequent 4 years, with $100 million of it coming within the subsequent three seasons, per Garafolo. That’s player-friendly cashflow for Carr, who was combating for his Raiders future simply a few years in the past.
It’s the most recent splash within the Raiders’ busy offseason following their acquisition of vast receiver Davante Adams. Ultimately, GM Dave Ziegler and head coach Josh McDaniels have saved a lot of the core in tact whereas revamping the staff after a tumultuous 2021.
Carr’s $40.5M new-money common places him fifth amongst all quarterbacks, and as famous by NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero (Twitter link), he’s now the seventh member of the league’s $40M/yr membership, becoming a member of Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Matthew Stafford and Dak Prescott.
Carr, who simply turned 31, had one yr to go on his outdated cope with a cap hit of $19.8M. After he notched a career-high 4,804 passing yards en path to his first playoff look, the Raiders had been unwilling to danger dropping him. Now, Carr’s bought a fats new contract and an outdated pal in Adams, his former teammate at Fresno State.
“Derek’s fit on the team, as a player, is obviously what we’re looking for and what we’re trying to build around,” McDaniels mentioned not too long ago. “[When it comes to the contract,] you try and do what’s best for the team. When we get into those conversations with Derek, Derek’s going to have to make decisions about what’s best for him… There will be a sweet spot in there hopefully for everybody, and we’ll be excited to go forward like that.”
The Raiders are undoubtedly excited as they locked up their three-time Pro Bowler for years to come back.