Raiders News: Carr’s contract is similar to Brady’s in New England
On Tuesday, Las Vegas Raiders Derek Carr got the stability he always wanted. The former Fresno State Bulldog earned his third NFL contract with a three-year, $121 million deal.
That equates to around $40 million a year, making him one of the highest paid players in the NFL. However, the final contract structure showed little guaranteed money and was one of the lowest signed by a quarterback in recent memory.
People have speculated about this reasoning, with some seeing it as a way out for Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler. Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer wrote about the contract on Friday. In his paragraph on the subject, he talked about the Raiders’ front office plan for Carr.
It’s a good business plan for the Raiders, and Carr agreeing with it shows he’s a team player. The exchange of Davante Adams would not have been possible without this contract. This allows them to be flexible with Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow, who are to receive new paydays.
Carr’s agent is likely threatening to quit, but Raiders fans are excited about his structure.
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