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Report: Raiders, Derek Carr close to deal worth $25 million per year

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The Raiders are close to finalizing a deal with Derek Carr that will pay the quarterback $25 million per year, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Per Schefter, the sides still are finalizing language, but the record deal could be announced by the end of the week.

Reports earlier this month indicated Carr was on his way to becoming the first quarterback to make $25 million annually, and it appears that day is closer than ever. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has an average annual paycheck of $24.594 million per season, currently the highest. Carson Palmer and Drew Brees also make more than $24 million per season.

Carr, who is scheduled to make $977,519 in base salary in 2017, has insisted he wanted to complete a deal before training camp to avoid distractions.

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71 Responses to “Report: Raiders, Derek Carr close to deal worth $25 million per year”
  1. redclaw1314 says: Jun 21, 2017 2:48 PM

    With the escalation in QB salaries, the smart strategy is either play the franchise tag game like Cousins or sign a deal for no more than 3 years.

  2. ScrappyZoolander says: Jun 21, 2017 2:51 PM

    He’s a great young QB and in this day and age you have to pay to keep him and Reggie is not going to let him go to another team and someone has to be the highest paid QB. It might as well be a good kid like this.

  3. jerryjonesgranduaghtersbabydaddy says: Jun 21, 2017 2:53 PM

    NWI – Not Worth It

  4. stealthjunk says: Jun 21, 2017 2:53 PM

    That’s the sound of Oakland’s window closing now that they’ve wasted Carr’s freebie years with the team.

  5. bighoser says: Jun 21, 2017 2:54 PM

    He’s more than worth it! Next Reggie has to get Mack signed to a deal so we got a stud on both sides of the ball!
    One Nation! Raider Nation

  6. lanham4eve says: Jun 21, 2017 2:55 PM

    I would choose to build a team around Andrew Luck but if he wasn’t there the next up would be Carr. Hope he brings the OAKLAND RAIDERS a Super Bowl before they leave

  7. softhelmet says: Jun 21, 2017 2:56 PM

    That’s a lot of poker chips! Casinos will be flying helicopters to your home to pick you up. Enjoy Vegas!

  8. newmarketmaulers says: Jun 21, 2017 2:59 PM

    Brady makes a lot less… Something that doesnt get much air time is the fact that Brady makes a lot less than his peers, which allows the Pats to spend, or not spend, on a lot of other guys.

  9. 700levelvet says: Jun 21, 2017 2:59 PM

    Has Vegas posted odds? … Raiders are a joke, and the dark hole innuendo just went out the window… Support a team that’s about to screw ya…what a bunch of clowns…

  10. billymutt says: Jun 21, 2017 3:00 PM

    Good player, but is being anointed to soon I think. Not worth that kind of money.

  11. nhpats says: Jun 21, 2017 3:00 PM

    $25M for a guy with zero playoff wins……Andy Dalton 2.0

  12. burnzy32 says: Jun 21, 2017 3:01 PM

    great, now let’s pay Stafford $25,000,001 so he can see he’s the highest paid guy and move forward.

  13. midnightcusk says: Jun 21, 2017 3:03 PM

    Always good to see possible challengers lock up huge sums in giant contracts, because those teams rarely figure out how to spread the rest of their money around wisely.

    Signed,
    Pats fan

  14. droppedinagreasefire says: Jun 21, 2017 3:03 PM

    Not bad for a guy that has a sub .500 career winning record, no playoffs wins and no division titles. Good job DC! You are awesome!

  15. dewey51 says: Jun 21, 2017 3:03 PM

    Way too soon. This is going to haunt the Raiders.

  16. kc4life7 says: Jun 21, 2017 3:08 PM

    I’m a Chiefs fan but think this guy is worth every penny. Wish we had him. Good job by the Raiders to get this done.

  17. silverandblack052099 says: Jun 21, 2017 3:09 PM

    Like there was any doubt it would get done!

    To those saying Carr isnt worth it, think about where the Raiders were before Carr came compared to where they are now. He may not be solely responsible but he is a HUGE part of the Raiders resurgence. He is the best thing to happen to the Raiders on the field in the last 40 years.

  18. tylawspick6 says: Jun 21, 2017 3:12 PM

    raiders and detroit lions are done

  19. charger383 says: Jun 21, 2017 3:13 PM

    QBs should be a seperate area of salary cap

  20. davefromwork says: Jun 21, 2017 3:14 PM

    redclaw1314 says:
    Jun 21, 2017 2:48 PM
    With the escalation in QB salaries, the smart strategy is either play the franchise tag game like Cousins or sign a deal for no more than 3 years.

    If it were baseball, where contracts are guaranteed, maybe, but I don’t agree with that strategy in the NFL. The teams still hold all the power. They’ll have to pay him a large guaranteed amount, up front, but not much else is guaranteed. Not to mention, if he’s an elite QB in 3 years, $25 mill will be a discount.

  21. fakebookfreddy says: Jun 21, 2017 3:15 PM

    No money for Mack. Sorry!

  22. johnnybandwagon says: Jun 21, 2017 3:16 PM

    So many are so quick to hate. If he was your qb you’d love him. Lot of up side. The media is who’s quick to claim him being the next great thing. Time will tell. Remember how Kap was over hyped. Raider Nation knows better. Window just opened. Relax haters, it isn’t closing anytime soon. Get used to it.

  23. deneb1973 says: Jun 21, 2017 3:17 PM

    I am constantly struck by the narrowness of the vision of most commentators and fans. Carr is set to become the face of the franchise for the move to Las Vegas so he will take less than he could leverage if he played a Cousins strategy. Football is his day job but he will have endorsement deals that dwarf those most QBs get (and a far friendlier tax regime in a few years). Ultimately he will reap the same enormous rewards from outside the NFL business deals that Brady has seen in New England!

  24. boknowsvt says: Jun 21, 2017 3:18 PM

    This sets the market for Cousins. He’s worth somewhere in the 18-20 million range.

  25. bengalbug says: Jun 21, 2017 3:19 PM

    nhpats says:
    Jun 21, 2017 3:00 PM
    $25M for a guy with zero playoff wins……Andy Dalton 2.0

    13 13
    ————————————————–

    Since when has Andy Dalton been the highest paid player in the NFL?

    I understand the joke I guess… but there are better examples out there.

  26. fakebookfreddy says: Jun 21, 2017 3:21 PM

    Carr just raided the Raiders. I like it!

  27. walk929501 says: Jun 21, 2017 3:21 PM

    newmarketmaulers says:
    Jun 21, 2017 2:59 PM

    Brady makes a lot less… Something that doesnt get much air time is the fact that Brady makes a lot less than his peers..

    ———————–

    Really? You must not read the sites I read. Seems like practically every time a QB contract is discussed, Brady’s contract and how he makes sacrifices to win is also included. Florio is probably working on it right now.

  28. beauregard says: Jun 21, 2017 3:23 PM

    Love it! Raiders pay big money to questionable unproven players and then have an anemic talent around him. There ain’t no window opening, get used to it.

  29. djcologne says: Jun 21, 2017 3:26 PM

    While Carr deserves to get paid I’m VERY CONFIDENT that Reggie and Carr’s reps will work out a team friendly deal that offers flexibility to get the other studs in the stable. Carr will get his weight in gold but he doesn’t want some practice squad guy protecting his blindside…..Carr is a team first guy and this is a great marriage. Just win Baby!

  30. sgordon909usdm419 says: Jun 21, 2017 3:26 PM

    Everyone chiming in about “not worth it” or “there goes their future”…..obviously none of you know the GM and how he handles business. Raiders are still in the top 3 in cap space even after free agency and rookie signings. And guess why? TO PAY CARR AND MACK. No “budget cuts” will be needed, and the future cap will be in fine shape to continue on with solid drafting.

  31. hardheadedrb says: Jun 21, 2017 3:29 PM

    Nothing like paying for potential. Wish my sales job simply paid on my potential to win sales.

  32. sgordon909usdm419 says: Jun 21, 2017 3:29 PM

    Always good to see possible challengers lock up huge sums in giant contracts, because those teams rarely figure out how to spread the rest of their money around wisely.

    Signed,
    Pats fan
    ———————————–

    Wait, so YOUR team can give their QB over $20M/yr and it works….but any other team does it, and they’re done?

    LMAO…you homers are funny.

  33. honkeyt says: Jun 21, 2017 3:37 PM

    Was hoping for a cap friendly deal. Mack, Cooper and Jackson will be on deck soon. Raiders will probably cut the fat with Smith and possibly Amerson next year if he dookies the bed again, to free up more cap space, especially if the youngins work out.

    Derek says the money will help a lot of his charities and I think that’s great. Think he is a great dude.

  34. flipola says: Jun 21, 2017 3:40 PM

    $25M can buy a lot of guyliner.

  35. 24hoursinaday24beersinacase says: Jun 21, 2017 3:43 PM

    With the ever rising salary cap, if he gets locked up on a long term deal the percentage of the cap that he accounts for will shrink every year. 25 million will seam cheap for a QB in a few years.

  36. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Jun 21, 2017 3:49 PM

    Playoff wins:

    Osweiler: 1
    Carr: 0

  37. cmoney20 says: Jun 21, 2017 3:56 PM

    Wow that’s pretty dumb of the Raiders. Its not like he’s Carson Wentz or anything. That Carson Wentz. Amazing.

  38. dejadoh says: Jun 21, 2017 4:04 PM

    Who is responsible for the leaks? His performance has been improving year after year, and with all of the coaching changes, his performance is actually very good. The team is improving. His 2nd round draft pick salary has helped a lot of his teammates and the club to restructure the personnel. He still needs people to perform around him.

  39. raiderrob21 says: Jun 21, 2017 4:15 PM

    Not many QBs in the league this good this soon. Must lock him up. Too many have failed on other teams. Congrats Derek and Reggie on getting this close to done. This $25 million will be a deal in a couple years as the money continues to rise and others are paid more

  40. keithdylan says: Jun 21, 2017 4:15 PM

    Did any of you guys questioning this move see how the ENTIRE Raiders team reacted when he went out for a couple of drives against Carolina and then for good against Indy? They were killing both teams only to have Carolina come back and Indy rally. The entire mood of the team went into the toilet. Right or wrong, he is the heart of that team. Yes Mack is a beast and he needs to be signed too, but the entire team believes they will win with Carr playing.

  41. araidersfan says: Jun 21, 2017 4:23 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jun 21, 2017 3:49 PM
    Playoff wins:

    Osweiler: 1
    Carr: 0

    =========

    Astounding observation, but in case you didn’t notice, Carr broke his leg before the 2016 playoffs so he hasn’t yet played in an NFL postseason game.
    What a huge achievement by Osweiler to beat Connor Cook who had never started an NFL game before that playoff match.

  42. araidersfan says: Jun 21, 2017 4:26 PM

    Carr deserves a lucrative deal. If McKenzie continues with the pay-as-you go model with other non-cornerstone players (aside from Carr, Mack) then the Raiders should be okay cap-wise.

    I’m hoping that after Carr is inked that Gabe Jackson is next in line to be extended long-term.

  43. NFLexpert says: Jun 21, 2017 4:32 PM

    Manziel was the class of this draft…

  44. edwicy says: Jun 21, 2017 4:32 PM

    Do all you Brady fans know that he was the 15th highest paid athlete in the WORLD. With endorsements, and a 28 million signing bonus, Brady made over $44 million in 2016. (FORBES)

  45. petersjeffrey36 says: Jun 21, 2017 4:37 PM

    Don’t get all the hate, reality is if you have some one that has earned the Title of “franchise QB” (and he has) you dont let go, even f you over pay a little.. note look at the market of recent signings, and figure in cap growth and this is about right when nobodies are collecting 18M at the poisition. I know pats and falcons teams are going ot be mad for this position, but I still didnt see a team that if every body on both sides is 100% healty could beat the Packers besides posibly the Raiders

  46. vicksdawgpound says: Jun 21, 2017 4:41 PM

    As soon as the great QB’s like Brady and Rodgers are out of the league teams are only going to be able to compete while their QB is under rookie contracts. These QB’s cost so much and stars hurt their chances of success due to these huge contracts. Just look at the Seahawks. These superstar contracts are getting out of control.

  47. boknowsvt says: Jun 21, 2017 4:52 PM

    Doesn’t Brady have a deal with Bob Craft that allows him to use Patriot property rent free to run his TB12 buisness?

  48. firerogergoodell says: Jun 21, 2017 5:14 PM

    Derek Carr went from underrated to overrated in one day.

  49. waynefontesismyfather says: Jun 21, 2017 6:39 PM

    boknowsvt says:
    This sets the market for Cousins. He’s worth somewhere in the 18-20 million range.
    ————

    Cousins is worth about $50-$60 DOLLARS per game. Noodle arm.

  50. gsomatt says: Jun 21, 2017 6:54 PM

    the guaranteed money is the true measuring stick.

  51. maestro1899 says: Jun 21, 2017 7:16 PM

    newmarketmaulers says:
    Jun 21, 2017 2:59 PM
    Brady makes a lot less… Something that doesnt get much air time is the fact that Brady makes a lot less than his peers, which allows the Pats to spend, or not spend, on a lot of other guys.
    – – –

    Yes! You are correct sir! I never see stories on the Patriots or Tom Brady anymore!

  52. nyneal says: Jun 21, 2017 7:27 PM

    Aaron Rodgers will force the Packers to sell more stock to pay him what he’s worth, which is about double what Carr is worth.

  53. r502 says: Jun 21, 2017 7:28 PM

    If Carr was a free agent every single team without a viable QB would fall all over themselves to pay the guy the same or more.

    If they put the non exclusive tag on the guy, someone would give up the two firsts to get him signed.

    QB is key, you have one or you are looking for one.

    The same trolls on here claiming Carr is a bum would also cave in on the team if they didn’t pay him the going rate.

    Denver and KC would love to have him I’m sure.

  54. bencoates57 says: Jun 21, 2017 7:28 PM

    It’s only a matter of time before we see the first $150 million per year QB. Who will ot be?

  55. boca12 says: Jun 21, 2017 7:37 PM

    Totally out of line….BUT, it aint my team, so have at ‘er…lol

  56. nhpats says: Jun 21, 2017 8:08 PM

    silverandblack052099 says:
    Jun 21, 2017 3:09 PM
    Like there was any doubt it would get done!

    To those saying Carr isnt worth it, think about where the Raiders were before Carr came compared to where they are now. He may not be solely responsible but he is a HUGE part of the Raiders resurgence. He is the best thing to happen to the Raiders on the field in the last 40 years.

    ———–

    Think about where the Raiders were…….they had not won a playoff game in over a decade before Carr and they still have not after Carr

  57. dlb1982 says: Jun 21, 2017 8:20 PM

    I will admit I was wrong about Derek. He is a quality player who has the ability to be special. As a Texans fan I assumed he would be hot Garbage like his brother.

  58. wallabear says: Jun 21, 2017 8:24 PM

    LHM (Lawd Have Mercy!) To even ATTEMPT to imply that Carr has even half-the-talent of an Artisan QB the likes of Drew Brees a/k/a DaBreeze is just so convoluted, save the fact that anyone would want to pay this “kid” that type of money. I mean, isn’t this simply the “$50 Million Guaranteed” thing that the league splurged Sam Bradford with years ago, paying him exorbitant amounts of ca$h before ever even putting on a jersey at Training Camp or, whereas here, offloading wads of cash to a QB who has yet to even win a post-season playoff game lol I mean, like… “Chile, pleeze!”

  59. k0mbucha says: Jun 21, 2017 8:31 PM

    waynefontesismyfather says:
    Jun 21, 2017 6:39 PM

    Cousins is worth about $50-$60 DOLLARS per game. Noodle arm.
    ___________________________________________________________

    LOl….clearly you jest or failed horribly in analyzing Cousins correctly because his arm is far from noodle!

    If Carr deserves $25mil per (which he does), Cousins is def in the ballpark of the same if not slightly more (incentive based though..i.e easily reached)

  60. tedmurph says: Jun 21, 2017 9:41 PM

    I pay Carr, and would take him over Andrew Luck all day long.

  61. milehighcityboss says: Jun 21, 2017 10:33 PM

    Mack is next.. cap hell coming soon for the Raiders. Lets see if Reggie can manage it properly.

  62. montrealraider says: Jun 21, 2017 10:52 PM

    Its funny how haters gonna hate nerver gets old.

    He deserves it Im looking foward to the the made public.

    The cap goes up every year and the value he brings is immense. The NFL is a money making machine theres nothing wrong in him makjng a ton of it.

  63. boknowsvt says: Jun 21, 2017 11:15 PM

    Cousins in the same ballpark as Carr? In his three seasons as starter the Raiders went 3-10, 7-9, 12-4. The Cousins led Redskins were 9-7 and 8-7-1. They’ve been a mediocre team under Cousins and that’s where they’ll probably be this year as well. Now let’s see what Cousins can do without Jackson and Garçon to throw to. Skins fans will probably be clamoring for Pryor to be starting at QB by mid season.

  64. ron69 says: Jun 21, 2017 11:23 PM

    Carr has everything a franchise qb must have, accuracy, good delivery, good arm, no mental mistakes and leadership abilities.
    Now he must be paid like one, nothing to see here folks but hate flowing through every fan that wish to have him.

  65. r8dernation says: Jun 21, 2017 11:55 PM

    Just get it done. In a year or two that’s going to be a bargain.

  66. fakebookfreddy says: Jun 22, 2017 12:08 AM

    Tebow 1 playoff win, winning career record.

    Osweiler 1 playoff win, winning career record.

    Carr 0 playoff appearances, losing career record, $25M/year.

    Wow, just Wow!

  67. aj66shanghai says: Jun 22, 2017 12:33 AM

    Got to pay him but he’s far from elite at this point. Top 15 is pretty good though

  68. pondbridge says: Jun 22, 2017 4:49 AM

    Flacco-effect. QB gets his, supporting team goes cheap– surprise, surprise team misses playoffs. Brady is the exception.

  69. badboysgetspanked says: Jun 22, 2017 7:57 AM

    Endorsements aside, Brady is horribly under paid by the Pats. The Pats don’t pay his endorsements.

    $25M/year sounds about right for Carr. This dude has a high ceiling.

  70. jjackwagon says: Jun 22, 2017 10:22 AM

    Carr passes the eye test…no doubt.

    BUT under his watch the team is 22-25.

    Within the division he is 1-6 against the Chiefs, 2-5 against the Broncos & 4-2 against the Chargers. 7-13 overall. You have to win your division before you can consistently win anything else.

    After looking at the numbers it just seems like too much. Okay fanboy nation go ahead and tell me how those losses aren’t his fault.

  71. trubroncfan07 says: Jun 22, 2017 10:28 AM

    Carr is worth it, the guy is a stud, but with this kind of salary it will limit what they do go forward. See how he plays now that he is the highest paid QB in the league. Going to be a lot of pressure on him to play well.

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