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Report: Derek Carr getting antsy about pace of contract talks

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The last we heard from the Raiders, they said they wanted to get started on a contract extension for quarterback Derek Carr shortly after the draft.

They’re apparently not moving quickly enough for Carr’s liking.

According to Michael Silver of the NFL Network, Carr “has grown frustrated with the slow pace” of discussions since he wants to get a deal done before the start of training camp. He also reports there has been “no significant communication” between the team and the agents so far.

Carr’s heading into the final year of his rookie deal, and considering he’s been open about wanting to be a “Raider for life,” they ought to be as friendly as a deal containing such large numbers can be.

But his performance and simple inflation could push him past Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s $25.594 million per year average, which complicates things. There’s some urgency at play as well, because as a second-round pick, there’s no convenient fifth-year option for the team to pick up. Their options are pay now or be prepared to use the franchise tag in 2018, or else get started on a negotiation and handle things now.

The Raiders have thrown Marshawn Lynch up as a human shield to pacify Oakland fans about their upcoming move to Las Vegas, but they can’t afford problems with their franchise quarterback, who has made them relevant again on their way out the door.

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58 Responses to “Report: Derek Carr getting antsy about pace of contract talks”
  1. r8danation says: May 17, 2017 6:13 AM

    Patience Derek Carr You Will Get Paid Ridiculous Money.

  2. thejesusofcool says: May 17, 2017 6:13 AM

    Good luck with that Derek. The Raiders can’t afford to pay their cheerleaders.

  3. mcniner55 says: May 17, 2017 6:14 AM

    Ohhh man….. This would be the best. Leave the raiders and come to the 49ers my man. We have all the money in the world to pay you off

    Could you imagine how mad raiders fans would be? Losing their team and their starting QB within like 2 seasons.

    Just do it. You know you want to stay in cali.

  4. redclaw1314 says: May 17, 2017 6:38 AM

    Carr should play hardball—30 million per year or hit free agency (raiders have no choice but to pay)

  5. boknowsvt says: May 17, 2017 6:55 AM

    Come on Reggie, this isn’t a middle linebacker or RT. Get this and Big Gabe done now!

  6. gronksmash says: May 17, 2017 7:20 AM

    Raiders are TAF

  7. JMClarkent says: May 17, 2017 7:27 AM

    He wants to be there and they want him, Reggie is just not overzealous with decisions that impact the cap.

    It is May, much like Marshawn they will get something done at the right price.

  8. Biscuits and Gravy says: May 17, 2017 7:30 AM

    Carr is too even keeled to get upset over this

  9. mojodoa says: May 17, 2017 7:32 AM

    More like his agent is antsy. Slow time of the season.

  10. NFLexpert says: May 17, 2017 7:33 AM

    The Raiders realize this guy is a flash in the pan, average QB at best…

  11. footbal1q says: May 17, 2017 7:37 AM

    Derek Carr: Fans who aren’t still with us weren’t true Raider fans

    footbal1q says:
    Apr 18, 2017 10:45 AM
    Lets see how much of a Raider you are when its time to sign that contract…

    Yep sounds about right….

  12. deprado1 says: May 17, 2017 7:38 AM

    He’s not Luck, Rogers, Brady so why would he get paid more than them. There are 10-12 QB’s at least better than him.

  13. mazenblue says: May 17, 2017 7:43 AM

    Patrick Willis doesnt even want to play for the 49ers, why would Derek Carr????

  14. dlw492 says: May 17, 2017 7:46 AM

    I personally believe that they are working on Kahlil Mack/Amari Cooper deals, so that they take care of Carr

  15. tonebones says: May 17, 2017 7:53 AM

    Raiders are in a great position. Derek Carr is one of the top QBs in the league, but he might not even be the best QB on his team. The Raiders drafted Conner Cook last year, who slipped all the way to the fourth round (just like Dak Prescott). Cook might still prove to be the best QB from his class, once he gets some playing time. Guys like Kurt Warner, Tom Brady, and Dak Prescott only got on the field because of injuries to the starting QB. They were buried on the depth chart. The one thing we can all agree on is that NFL coaches and scouts have a difficult time judging QBs. Derek Carr would probably be the number one overall pick in a re-draft, and he went in the second round.

  16. rhd366 says: May 17, 2017 8:07 AM

    Perhaps the team wants to know how his leg is holding up after breaking it last season before committing to a long term contract.

  17. pastabelly says: May 17, 2017 8:09 AM

    He’ll break the bank next year. Mark Davis should learn from Washington’s mistakes with Cousins and NOT franchise Carr. Just pay him. He’s also much better than Cousins.

  18. unruhly27 says: May 17, 2017 8:21 AM

    Yeah stay in Cali and give that crap state half you contract or go to Vegas and pay no taxes. Mcniner55 you’re a Jack wagon.

  19. waynefontesismyfather says: May 17, 2017 8:23 AM

    The obscenity in this article is that “The Beard” makes 25.594 million dollars per year. If his pay was consummate to his play that number should be 5.594 million.

    #SuckforLuck
    #LuckSucks

  20. jimnaizeeum says: May 17, 2017 8:43 AM

    But his performance and simple inflation could push him past Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s $25.594 million.

    He’s good, just not 25 mil per year good (neither is Luck).

  21. r8dernation says: May 17, 2017 8:48 AM

    Teams don’t just hand out $25 mil a year deals at the drop of a hat. Reggie needs to see how that affects the team long term. Besides, you want them to keep the OL happy too so you can keep your backside clean. Be patient.

  22. war27 says: May 17, 2017 8:53 AM

    Because Michael Silver doesn’t have an axe to grind.

  23. kennadrin says: May 17, 2017 8:54 AM

    Ohhh man….. This would be the best. Leave the raiders and come to the 49ers my man. We have all the money in the world to pay you off

    Could you imagine how mad raiders fans would be? Losing their team and their starting QB within like 2 seasons.

    Just do it. You know you want to stay in cali.

    your team sucks, why would he go there?

  24. silvernblacksabbath says: May 17, 2017 8:54 AM

    Michael Silver is a full of it! He pulls stories out of his……

  25. araidersfan says: May 17, 2017 9:24 AM

    The Raiders should’ve never thrown huge $$$ (even before incentives) at a 31 year old washed-up headcase like Marshawn Lynch. Those funds could’ve instead contributed to inking Carr to a lucrative long-term deal with more ease. Derek Carr deserves top-dollar and now I suspect that the Raiders may be having cap issues with a potential Carr deal. Makes me boiling angry that they shot themselves in the foot in this way.

  26. thrifty says: May 17, 2017 9:50 AM

    The raiders’ ONE year of relevance is already showing signs of regression to the mean … enjoy the slide back down. LOL.

  27. sc5000 says: May 17, 2017 10:00 AM

    Still gotta sign Mack and Cooper? Lol did anyone see what happened to this team last year without Carr?

    They didn’t just fall off the map they sucked! Tragic mess of a finish to the year when you get lit up By Siemian, lose the bye and get Jack hammered by Brock Oz.

    Raiders should be backing up a Brinks truck to his house for real.

  28. bondlake says: May 17, 2017 10:03 AM

    Antsy? Why?

    He’s already made more than most people make in 10 lifetimes.

    And, he can always fall back on his college major.

    What did you major in anyway, Derek?

  29. redlikethepig says: May 17, 2017 10:04 AM

    Is it just me, or does he look a bit like a Las Vegas magician?

  30. rageviral says: May 17, 2017 10:20 AM

    Overated

  31. tylawspick6 says: May 17, 2017 10:26 AM

    cap hell coming

    signing lynch is why this happened

    they are out of money and will be in trouble

    applying contracts to other good, young talent
    on the roster

    good thing they overpaid for osmele, irvin and
    sean smith, though

    wake us win they win a division title

  32. tylawspick6 says: May 17, 2017 10:27 AM

    mike silver believed goodell with deflategate so
    he is sort of dumb, but oakland has not
    signed carr yet because carr has leverage

  33. 49ersfury says: May 17, 2017 10:33 AM

    Sorry. Your Owner is poor. All the money went to efforts to move to Vegas.

    If you want to be a QB and chase greatness without worrying about the owner….moving the team to the middle of the 🌵desert. Not having enough money to pay you💵💵. Come to the 49ers.

  34. kneedragr says: May 17, 2017 10:35 AM

    He doesnt know how to play the contract game. He needs Cousins agent. Unless he tanks next year, he will be worth a lot more money when he hits the open market. Let them be the ones getting antsy not you Carr.

  35. raiderej says: May 17, 2017 10:41 AM

    After being a fan for 40+ years, I’ve all but given up on my loyalty to this franchise. I’m a Raiders fan but moreso an OAKLAND fan (native). However, I can say unapologetically that this guy is OVERRATED. He is “too antsy” with the ball and benefits from a new NFL that is seemingly “choreographed” for any quarterback with a fairly quick release to succeed. Look for my Oakland Raiders to regress to a pedestrian 9-7 this year.

  36. gmen6820 says: May 17, 2017 10:44 AM

    Pay heem. Pay that myan his mahney.

    – Teddy KGB

  37. ron69 says: May 17, 2017 10:50 AM

    I think he is a little bit overrated, he disappears against elite defenses, just go watch the Chiefs and Broncos games, those large athletic corners give him hard time, Talib, Harris, Peters, just can’t beat them

  38. guyjuneguyjune says: May 17, 2017 11:00 AM

    CALI is BROKEE. Davis, Spanos, Kroenke are all from the same pot of terrible owners. “Calpers” is California’s mill around the neck of taxpayers. Calpers is the state employees “cradle-to-grave” retirement money pot for them. They deserve each other. Spanos’s Carson team won’t build a fan base. Their tickets are already re-sold to opposing team fans. Davis is taking his football and leaving town and thinks stupid Raider fans will follow him anywhere. Kroenke….when has anybody heard from him? He couldn’t care less about the Rams..he’s too involved in building a monument in L-a-L-a-Land to himself….with his wife’s Walmart money. The NFL is allowing their character and traditions to be destroyed.

  39. zoxitic says: May 17, 2017 11:12 AM

    Its not the 25 million dollar arm they’re worried about, it’s those 3 dollar chicken legs.

  40. pamperpro says: May 17, 2017 11:17 AM

    Mike Silver with “sources” = Fake news

  41. alleycat702 says: May 17, 2017 11:31 AM

    You people are gonna believe Silver on this one?

  42. sgordon909usdm419 says: May 17, 2017 11:32 AM

    Not worried one bit. Reggie will take care of Derek.

  43. radrntn says: May 17, 2017 12:04 PM

    How did this guy ever get a job at the NFL network….BSPN makes much more sense for his employment….he does have a history of raider hater bias on his resume which is I know is mandatory for BSPN, but now maybe also for NFL network as well.

  44. thejesusofcool says: May 17, 2017 12:14 PM

    Dear Raiders, don’t make the mistake Denver did with Von Miller. Elway tried to low ball Miller and waited too long. Von became eligible for free agency and gained all the leverage and became the highest paid defensive player in the league. Good qbs are hard to find. Carr has already established himself as a franchise qb. He is young and will only get better. Lock him up now or you will pay more, later. Just ask Von.

  45. pilingon57 says: May 17, 2017 12:21 PM

    I would find it funny if by the time the Raiders play in Vegas Carr takes his act elsewhere and the team fades away. Crowds will dwindle and Doof Davis will be banned from Hooters.

  46. r8rsfan says: May 17, 2017 12:28 PM

    Until I see DC say this himself, I ain’t buyin it. Doesn’t sound like something he would say at all. Dude knows the jackpot is headed his way.

  47. curtj5 says: May 17, 2017 1:00 PM

    I call b.s. This doesnt sound like Carr, at all.

  48. tybme says: May 17, 2017 1:02 PM

    Watch the raiders screw this up.

  49. jimmyjohns01 says: May 17, 2017 1:10 PM

    deprado1 says:
    May 17, 2017 7:38 AM
    He’s not Luck, Rogers, Brady so why would he get paid more than them. There are 10-12 QB’s at least better than him

    ——————-

    Simple…because they’re all already signed to different teams.

  50. milehighcityboss says: May 17, 2017 1:23 PM

    I remember when raiders fans laughed at the Broncos for having to pay Von Miller such a hefty sum. Well get ready raiders fans, Derek Carr is about to break the bank. Will probably sign a contract making him the highest paid player in NFL history. Then Khalil Mack will be next……

  51. raiderapologist says: May 17, 2017 1:29 PM

    tylawspick6 says:
    May 17, 2017 10:26 AM

    cap hell coming

    signing lynch is why this happened
    ——————-
    Lynch’s contract is 1.43% of the 2017 cap, and they still have 32M in cap space for 2017. Even if Lynch hits all of his contract incentives this year his number will still be easily managed. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

  52. jjadco says: May 17, 2017 1:47 PM

    Maybe Carr wants to focus on his contract before training camp so he can be 100% focused on Football.

    He will be set for the rest of his life.

  53. borbinski says: May 17, 2017 1:52 PM

    maybe it is part of the vegas lease agreement talks

  54. pbeddoe says: May 17, 2017 2:08 PM

    Yeah, because Mike Silver is everything Raiders and he an Carr are golfing buddies. Silver is a tool, and was once banned from entering the Raiders buildings. He still holds a grudge.

  55. moknowsbo says: May 17, 2017 2:36 PM

    Good thing training camp isn’t for 3 months…

  56. fakebookfreddy says: May 17, 2017 5:27 PM

    I call b.s. This doesnt sound like Carr, at all.

    3

    0

    ________________________________
    Then certainly there will be a statement by Carr refuting same. Where is it? Laughing at Raider fanboys and their man crush!

  57. 1nationraidernation says: May 17, 2017 8:02 PM

    Let me get this right….a person at the NFL Network (who is also a complete raider hater) gets his info from a “source” even though this guys brother is a co-worker at the NFL Network who he could have just asked. Personally it’s complete non-sense—Raiders have all the cap space they need right now to sign him, and can front load it if need be. I expect it to get completed after June 2nd.

    The reality is he is already signed for 5 million this year. Luck had a 5th year option exercised by the colts at 16 million for the year before he got the 140 million deal.

    So yes he could sign a 6 year deal for a $130 million. 25 per 5, + 5 for this year which is the same money Luck got.

  58. jag1959 says: May 18, 2017 11:03 AM

    raiderapologist says:
    May 17, 2017 1:29 PM
    tylawspick6 says:
    May 17, 2017 10:26 AM

    cap hell coming

    signing lynch is why this happened
    ——————-
    Lynch’s contract is 1.43% of the 2017 cap, and they still have 32M in cap space for 2017. Even if Lynch hits all of his contract incentives this year his number will still be easily managed. You don’t know what you’re talking about.
    ___________________________

    He never knows what he is talking about and believes every team but his own is in cap hell.

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