Raiders make Derek Carr’s five-year contract extension official

It’s official: Derek Carr will be the Raiders’ franchise quarterback through the remainder of their time in Oakland, and when they move to Las Vegas as well.

The Raiders announced today that Carr has signed a five-year contract extension and is now under contract with the team through the 2022 season. They even posted the standard photo of the player putting pen to paper.

Carr was the Raiders’ second-round draft pick in 2014, earned the starting job in training camp, and started every game until he was injured at the end of last season. He has steadily improved and had his best season in 2016, with 28 touchdown passes and six interceptions.

Although Carr was injured and unable to play in the postseason last year, the Raiders believe he’s going to lead them to many more playoff berths, for many more years. And they’ve given him a contract that currently makes him the highest-paid player in the NFL.

39 responses to “Raiders make Derek Carr’s five-year contract extension official

  1. I just can’t imagine what that must be like. Living out your childhood dream and getting paid major bank to boot !

    #goodforhim

  2. Good job Reggie and Derek! Now stay healthy and finish the trip to the SB and prove to all these haters that they’re wrong about you.

    1 Nation, RAIDER NATION

  3. The guy appears very humble, down to Earth, and is a pretty dang good football player too. Raiders are in good hands for a long time.

  4. Best QB in that draft and the Raiders got him in the 2nd round after 3 others got drafted
    Bortles
    Bridgewater
    Manziel

    The Raiders scored….
    Good for you Derek

    Go Dogs……from the Valley

  5. Tweleve 4Qtr or OT comeback wins in his first 3 years, the most in NFL history. Two QBs behind him have 10 and that is Manning and Elway. He is the only QB ever with 80+ TD passes and fewer than 40 INT in his first 3 years.

    Just wanted to 86 the haters before they start their drivel. You wished you had him. Just shut up and enjoy the show while he lights your team up over the next decade +

    Raiders4Life

  6. Absolutely the best Raider draft pick ever. When it’s all said and done this is the type of selfless, dedicated, respected, and talented leader this team will need to give them another ring. I couldn’t be happier for a classy guy like Derek as well as all the of Raider Nation. Just Win Baby!

  7. camrin55 says:
    Jun 23, 2017 2:52 PM
    Will be interesting to see how Oakland is going to swing the $$ for the supporting cast going forward.

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    Looks like they factored the upcoming extensions into Carr’s contract. Amazing what can happen when you have a proactive business minded GM combined with a teammate oriented and humble player. Great breakdown of how the contract affects Mack and Jackson extensions in the below article:
    https://www.silverandblackpride.com/2017/6/23/15864204/derek-carr-deal-official-oakland-raiders-money-against-salary-cap

  8. I have nothing against the Raiders. Their fans deserve a good team after so many years in the wilderness. But I just have a feeling this guy Carr won’t match the expectation of this type contract. How many really do? Manning took piles of money for years and stunk every year in the playoffs.

  9. Great job in locking down the best QB under 30 for the next 5 years, Reggie! Next up: Jackson and then Mack! Three studs taken in the 2014 grand slam draft! Raider nation is on the rise, baby!

  10. Best QB under 30?

    32 GMs would take Luck, Wilson or Newton over him in a heartbeat. Mariota, Winston, Cousins, Dalton, Stafford would all be considered as well.

    I like the Raiders and I like their chances to challenge the Pats this year. I love the Lynch comeback. And I like Derek Carr a lot. But he’s hardly elite at this point; saying he is just makes you look dumb.

  11. Cardinals passed on him because they had Carson Palmer. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Still it’s $5 mil a year too much at this point in his career. Might look like a bargain in 3 years though.

  12. Good luck being competitive in three years when 75% of the Raiders cap is designated to three players: Carr, Mack and Cooper. Three players does not a dynasty make. Raiders are over-rated. Why did the team quit when Carr got hurt? They rolled over to Denver with the Division on the line in the finale, then the Texans in the wildcard round…no heart.

  13. Kirk Cousins is looking at 26-28 mil minimum. Since Washington does not seem to want to pony up, it might mean SF here we come or LA if Goff tanks this year.

  14. If we put all nfl players in a draft Carr would be top 5 along with Matt Ryan, Andrew Luck, Cam Newton and Aaron Rodgers, that’s how valuable he is.

  15. Most of you morons talking about the size of the contract have no idea the way the market and salary cap work. The cap is going to continue to increase year after year which means QB salaries are going to continue to increase. Stafford, Brees, Rodgers and more than likely Cousins will use Carr’s contract as the new floor. 2 or 3 years from now, Carr will not be in the top 5 highest paid. With the way the franchise tag is structured, especially for QBs, teams have no choice but to either pay now, or pay more later. The contract numbers for MLBs and RBs continue to decline. Teams are willing to walk away from veteran backups for young cheap players now more than ever. Stop bringing up Brady as an example. He makes a ton of money outside of football in endorsements and his wife is also rich as hell. Of course he is willing to take a little less. Don’t fault the young guys for taking what they can get while they can get it.

  16. People are creatures of habit, they make the same mistakes over and over, they discriminate for various reasons. NFL GMs are no different. Bias exists in the human experience.

    The NFL did not know what to make of David, err, Derek. So many could not separate the two. David was a very good QB placed in an impossible position: first player on a brand new team. His team had no offensive line for 4 years. He was sacked 76 and 68 times in 2 of his first 4 seasons (2 of 3 highest season sack totals ever). He stood in there and took the hits for the team.

    Derek watched and learned from his brother. He learned the offenses and the defenses. Teams buy the hype, not the man.

  17. So their defense still sucks but maybe he can buck the trend of all offense and no defense. Otherwise he’s just the same as Andrew Luck, Drew Brees and Carson Palmer (the Carson Palmer on every team except the raiders). And Mack is a stud, but a one man show gets you losses not wins, even if you are stacked on the other side of the ball.

  18. u4icgroov says:
    Jun 23, 2017 5:02 PM
    Most of you morons talking about the size of the contract have no idea the way the market and salary cap work. The cap is going to continue to increase year after year which means QB salaries are going to continue to increase. Stafford, Brees, Rodgers and more than likely Cousins will use Carr’s contract as the new floor. 2 or 3 years from now, Carr will not be in the top 5 highest paid. With the way the franchise tag is structured, especially for QBs, teams have no choice but to either pay now, or pay more later. The contract numbers for MLBs and RBs continue to decline. Teams are willing to walk away from veteran backups for young cheap players now more than ever. Stop bringing up Brady as an example. He makes a ton of money outside of football in endorsements and his wife is also rich as hell. Of course he is willing to take a little less. Don’t fault the young guys for taking what they can get while they can get it.

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    Brady didnt start out with all that going on. It only materialized over the last few years. He was willing to take less so they could get him better team mates from the get go. It was a factor in his first non rookie contract even. But you are right that just because Brady chose to think that way does not obligate anyone else.

  19. silverandblack052099 says:
    Jun 23, 2017 1:55 PM
    This puts the rest of the league on notice! The Raiders are back!

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    That notice came last year. The injury may have killed the season but the message had already been sent. This is a positive step and its well structured so they can hang onto other key players as their contracts come up in the meantime. Still some holes to fill but the Raiders are on a path to become the team best poised to lead the AFC if the Patriots do turn out to decline after Brady retires. (Even if they dont Belichick still has to hang it up some day). The team that should be the most immediatly upset is Pittsburgh who has always liked to see themselves as the next big wave.

  20. “32 GMs would take Luck, Wilson or Newton over him in a heartbeat. Mariota, Winston, Cousins, Dalton, Stafford would all be considered as well.”

    After watching Newton melt down in the SB and run scared from a fumble, ALL GMs would take him over Carr who has gotten better every year and is younger with less tear on his body? Really??? And Dalton who melts down in every playoff game? Sorry, but I’m not the dumb one here. As for the others, there’s a legit argument but NO WAY you’d get 32 GMs taking Luck or Wilson etc. over Carr. Especially the one with the last name of McKenzie!

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