Derek Carr on new deal: Nothing done yet

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Derek Carr replied on Twitter to a report that a deal is close to being finalized with the Raiders.

“Nothing done yet… trust me you will hear it here first,” Carr wrote.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported earlier Wednesday that Carr and the Raiders are close to a deal that will pay the quarterback $25 million per year. Per Schefter, an announcement could come as early as the end of the week on a deal that should make Carr the league’s first quarterback to make $25 million annually.

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s annual average paycheck of $24.594 million per season currently makes him the highest paid. Arizona’s Carson Palmer and New Orleans’ Drew Brees also make more than $24 million per season.

Carr is scheduled to make $977,519 in base salary in 2017.

2 responses to “Derek Carr on new deal: Nothing done yet

  1. As a Raiders fan, this is outstanding news. I cannot believe what a QB can make before they even play in a playoff game. Considering he’s in the same neighborhood as Luck, Palmer and Cousins, Carr shouldn’t feel too bad about it.

  2. Granted he hasn’t won a playoff game but he has came in and turned that franchise from 4-12 to 7-9 to 12-3 before he got hurt. He also had 5…yes 5 4th Qtr or OT come back wins last year, the most in a season in NFL history. And let’s face it, if he doesn’t get hurt the Raiders have a home game and probably win it and he could have taken them on a deep run in the playoffs.

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