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Raiders set to make Derek Carr NFL’s highest paid quarterback [report]

The Oakland Raiders are coming close to finalizing a record deal with prized quarterback Derek Carr, per ESPN.

Raiders and Derek Carr are close to finalizing a deal expected to pay their quarterback about $25 million per year, per league sources.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 21, 2017

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the deal could pay Carr about $25 million per year, making him the highest paid NFL quarterback. Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck comes next at $24.6 million per year.

The deal hasn’t been finalized yet, as the Raiders and Carr are still working out final details. However, it could be announced as early as the end of the week.


Carr is coming off a dominant 2016 that was cut short due to a broken fibula in Week 16, crushing the hopes of a contending Raider team. He completed 357 passes out of  560 attempts for 3,937 yards and 28 touchdowns and tossed only six interceptions.

The other domino is his contract could impact the 49ers’ eventual negotiations with Kirk Cousins. It’s like the Redskins quarterback, who is set to become a free agent in March of 2018, will make a similar contract request to Carr’s.


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