Raiders QB becomes highest paid player in the sport.
Derek Carr has signed a new contract extension with the Oakland Raiders, locking him up for the next six seasons and making him the highest paid player in league history.
Carr's 5-year $125 million contract extension, averaging $25 million a year, eclipses Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck's $24.6 million annually as the most lucrative deal in the sport.
Last season in Oakland, Carr had a career year, throwing for 3,937 yards, 28 touchdowns and just six interceptions.
Just to recap, Carr fell to the 2nd round in the 2014 NFL Draft, started his career 0-10, and is now the highest paid player in league history.
Of course, another QB like Matt Stafford or even Kirk Cousins figures to sign a new record-breaking deal in the near future, which will be followed by record-breaking deals for Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston the following year.
But for now nobody is more paid than the Raiders QB.
Now it's done 😂! From the jump I've wanted to be a Raider 4 life. One step closer to that! Blessed!!! Business done! Let's just play now!!!— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) June 22, 2017
Per source, Raiders QB Derek Carr's new deal is worth $125 million over five years. Gives him highest new money average in NFL history.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) June 22, 2017
5yrs 125million .... @derekcarrqb— David Carr (@DCarr8) June 22, 2017
You got lunch.
The $25M per year threshold is one no QB has reached. Now Raiders and Derek Carr have done it. Stafford, Cousins, all QBs should be thrilled— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 22, 2017