Raiders News: Quarterback Derek Carr gets new contract
Derek Carr isn’t going anywhere.
The Las Vegas Raiders’ new brass gave Carr another contract extension. According to NFL Media, Carr will earn a total of $141.3 million over the next four years. He gets $100 million over the next three years. Carr, 31, also has a no-trade clause in the new contract.
the #Raiders and star QB Derek Carr have agreed to terms on a 3-year contract extension worth $121.5 million, the source said. The deal ties Carr to Las Vegas through the 2025 season. He’s already the AFC’s longest-serving QB.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 13, 2022
This huge new case ends months (and indeed years) of speculation about Carr’s future. Carr, who has been the Raiders’ starting quarterback since being drafted out of Fresno State in 2014, has been the subject of endless speculation.
UPDATE: Here is the breakdown of the contract:
A few other things here…
• The no-trade clause was key (allowing Carr to dictate his next location, if he is eventually traded).
• His comprehensive injury coverage is $65.5 million.
• Raised $5.2 million for this year.
• If cut after 23, it’s a one-year, $45.7 million extension.
—Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 13, 2022
He’s been good, but not great for the Raiders. However, extending it was a focal point of the new Las Vegas brass this offseason.
Recently, new Raiders coach Josh McDaniels, who has supported Carr since arriving in Las Vegas, said the team and Carr needed to find common ground to discuss a new deal. It looks like a fair contract for both parties and makes Carr one of the top five paid quarterbacks in the NFL.
It was clear a deal would be done when the Raiders traded for college teammate and close friend Davante Adams last month.
Derek Carr’s new $40.5 million average on his new three-year extension with the #Raiders places him 5th among QBs and makes him the 7th member of the $40M+ club, joining Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Matthew Stafford and Dak Prescott.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 13, 2022
Now the two are extremely wealthy and the Raiders believe they are ready for a Super Bowl within the next few years.
Additionally, Carr said he would likely retire before playing for another team. This brings that hope closer to becoming a reality.
UPDATE: Professional Football Discussion reported the Raiders can exit the deal next year.
UPDATE: McDaniels has issued a statement to the signature :
“Derek Carr has been the leader of this franchise for a long time and we are thrilled to continue this relationship,” Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels said. “He’s been a great example of someone who always puts the team first and we appreciate his desire to continue to do so while leading on and off the pitch. It’s clear how much Derek cares about this. organisation, his teammates and winning. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him this season and beyond.”
AF’s longest-serving quarterback