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Gabe Jackson: Derek Carr one of the most selfless people I know

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During the press conference that followed his agreement on a contract extension with the Raiders, quarterback Derek Carr said one of his priorities was to sign a deal that ensured the team would have money available to keep his teammates from leaving as free agents.

Carr’s older brother David later said that keeping right guard Gabe Jackson was of particular interest and the Raiders were able to get a new contract done with Jackson last week. Jackson made note of that during a conference call to discuss his signing.

“It means a lot,” Jackson said, via the team’s website. “To be honest, I started smiling when I first heard him say that because, I mean, he always said that to me before, that he wants to make sure everybody else is good, it just goes to show you about his character, and how he is as a person. He’s one of the most selfless people I know.”

With Carr and Jackson taken care of, Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper are at the top of the list of upcoming extensions for the Raiders. They may not come for a while, but we’ll probably be hearing more about Carr looking out for his teammates when and if they do get done.

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59 Responses to “Gabe Jackson: Derek Carr one of the most selfless people I know”
  1. moezilla says: Jul 4, 2017 7:34 AM

    Helps to secure employment for a person whose job it is to protect him from getting killed…most selfless person ever. LOL!

  2. lgw91s says: Jul 4, 2017 7:38 AM

    I’m certain that Derek is a tremendous guy, and highly respected by all his teammates and coaching staff.

    I just can’t seem to get past this ‘selfless’ and ‘sacrifice’ talk after he signed the biggest contract in league history. The reasoning has gone full circle from him having a backloaded contract to taking the money early, to allow other contracts down the road.
    But I don’t believe he left a lot on the table.

  3. twelvehundred says: Jul 4, 2017 7:39 AM

    As a Charger fan I want to dislike every Raidsr. Hard to dislike Carr.

  4. redclaw1314 says: Jul 4, 2017 7:49 AM

    Give me a break—Carr is now the highest paid QB in the league and people act like he made an incredible sacrifice in his deal. I am all for QB’s making the most that they can but this admiration for his selflessness is just too much.

  5. jimnaizeeum says: Jul 4, 2017 7:54 AM

    The current patron saint of Oakland and future saint of degenerate gamblers in Vegas only took $125 million…such a sacrifice.
    I hear there is a statue of him that bleeds salary caps dry.

  6. screwmemean says: Jul 4, 2017 7:57 AM

    It is hard to not like this guy, and I am a die hard Broncos fan! Carr will be a force to reckon with for years to come in the AFC West.

  7. aldavisisthenfl says: Jul 4, 2017 8:13 AM

    Drew Brees 2.0…………lol!

  8. redlikethepig says: Jul 4, 2017 8:24 AM

    Can we please stop this. He signed the richest contract ever. There’s nothing wrong with that … but it’s the opposite of selfless.

  9. theimmaculatedeception says: Jul 4, 2017 8:25 AM

    Most devout Christians I meet are always positive, upbeat, hard working, selfless and kind. Carr exemplifies true Christian morals and is one heck of a franchise QB. The kind of QB and role model franchises dream about. This might be our year

  10. campcouch says: Jul 4, 2017 8:29 AM

    Really? I need 10k to pay off some debts. Yeah, I know, budget better but you know…

  11. dwinsgames says: Jul 4, 2017 8:38 AM

    Selfless is settling for ONLY $25 million a year?! What a world we live in……

  12. streetyson says: Jul 4, 2017 9:03 AM

    Ridiculous – if he wanted to even be slightly selfless to keep FAs on the team he’d have at least had his record-setting contract back-loaded instead of front-loaded!

    Raiders will have a great season, but beware a frustrating future beyond 1017 – we’ve seen before with QBs taking huge paydays that subsequent success becomes increasingly limited – Brees is .500 since his, Flacco slightly worse, and look at Luck, Wilson, Rodgers etc – not one SB win since they got paid. Meanwhile, despite the decent-looking $20M headline Brady gets, those are always back-loaded and regularly renegotiated into the future – his actual cap hit for most of his time in NE is around $14M, as it is this year – that is as close to selfless as any player gets and a big reason why he has more rings (5) than the top-7 paid QBs (4, but who all got those before being paid mega).

  13. kcchefs58 says: Jul 4, 2017 9:09 AM

    Well, he could’ve taken less, so I’m not sure how selfless he actually is.

  14. patriotsdefense says: Jul 4, 2017 9:30 AM

    When is taking $25 million a selfless act? Call me when he starts taking $14 million like Brady.

  15. RegisHawk says: Jul 4, 2017 9:36 AM

    He backloaded it so he won’t have to pay the CA taxes…the big money will come when their home games are played in NV.

  16. araidersfan says: Jul 4, 2017 9:48 AM

    I like Derek Carr a lot and while I wouldn’t call him “selfless”, he’s definitely highly intelligent. He knows where his bread is buttered and he’s aware that a key to him having a long and monetarily-rewarding career is having a good & happy o-line in front of him. So it’s in Carr’s enlightened self-interest to have players like Gabe Jackson motivated to protect him on the field.

  17. bullcharger says: Jul 4, 2017 9:48 AM

    Mack and Cooper are super stars. No time like the present to get them extended too. You don’t want either of those two thinking they could hit free agency.

  18. therealtrenches says: Jul 4, 2017 9:50 AM

    Remember when Carr was just a likable young guy with great game and sky’s-the-limit on-field potential?

    Money changes everything, don’t it?

  19. gmoney52 says: Jul 4, 2017 9:51 AM

    Only the true Raider fans that been following him since day 1 and follow him on social media know this is true, he said in an interview he is going to help so many others with this money…then the world will know.

  20. puckskin says: Jul 4, 2017 9:56 AM

    I don’t blame him for signing the biggest contract. Just don’t play both sides and be aw shucks, wish we had more money. Plenty of QBs have taken less for the good of the franchise, syop acting like you had no choice.

  21. joetoronto says: Jul 4, 2017 10:04 AM

    patriotsdefense says:
    Jul 4, 2017 9:30 AM
    When is taking $25 million a selfless act? Call me when he starts taking $14 million like Brady.
    **************************************
    More Pats jealousy. Brady is yesterday, Carr is today.

    Deal with it.

  22. jerseyraider says: Jul 4, 2017 10:08 AM

    Those comments denigrated Derek Carr really speak more about the smallness of the author than any claim made against Carr.

  23. pilingon57 says: Jul 4, 2017 10:17 AM

    Selfless is Kevin Durant not Derek Carr.

  24. u4icgroov says: Jul 4, 2017 10:24 AM

    Brady was a top 5 player in the NFL up until 2012. He was 35, looking at his legacy and the Brady family was already worth $500 million. If Brady was 26, you can bet he would be taking every dime he could get his hands on. Step off his nuts already. Wilson’s contract is not killing the Seahawks, he’s making the most on the team, but look at how much money they are shelling out on defense. Rodgers’ contract is not hurting the Packers, they have $18 mil in cap space. Flacco’s contract is not to blame in Baltimore, the $18 mil in dead money is. Yes he is overpaid for the production, but what was the team supposed to do when he just put up the best playoff run ever and won a Super Bowl? Luck’s contract is not hurting the Colts, they have $18 mil in cap space and $8 mil in dead money. The last regime just did an absolutely terrible job and drafting and signing OL and defensive help.

  25. mmack66 says: Jul 4, 2017 10:31 AM

    What is it with this guy? I guess it just shows how starved the Raider fan is for some glimmer of hope.

  26. dejadoh says: Jul 4, 2017 10:44 AM

    The Raiders have about $18 million in cap space this year and another $9 mil next season. The OL money is wrapped in the late 20 somethings Osemele and Hudson, while Howard and Penn are on the other side of 30, so the Raiders will need to be rebuilding the OL within 3 years. The players know this. Jackson can be a piece for the next 10 years. The Raiders need to have an awesome OL that can protect the QB and still punch holes for the RBs to run through. Carr’s the prototype pocket passer. Jackson hopefully will be an effective piece on the OL to take the Raiders to a Super Bowl win.

  27. mrmcmurderer says: Jul 4, 2017 10:53 AM

    DC is not actuality the highest paid player in the league, as he is being given credit for. Not even close. All that matters in a NFL contract is guaranteed money, the rest is just fluff. Luck signed a contract with 87 million guaranteed and 44 mill due at signing. Carrs contract contains 70.2 mill guaranteed with 40 due at signing. So, Carr accepted a contract that pays him 16.8 million LESS then Luck in guaranteed money, when he coup very easily have pounded the table and gotten every penny Luck did and more. In the end, Luck will make (a lot) more money than Carr over the next 5 seasons, which gives the Raiders flexibility in signing other players. DC absolutely took a team friendly deal, and that will be even more obvious once Stafford and Cousins sign their extensions.

  28. bigmark67 says: Jul 4, 2017 11:11 AM

    theimmaculatedeception says:
    Jul 4, 2017 8:25 AM
    Most devout Christians I meet are always positive, upbeat, hard working, selfless and kind. Carr exemplifies true Christian morals and is one heck of a franchise QB. The kind of QB and role model franchises dream about. This might be our year
     
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    How can 21 people give this comment a thumbs down? Carr as a person is the closest thing the league has had to Roger Staubach since Roger Staubach. A great role model and selfless Christian who can play the game at an elite level. 125M over 5 years is a nice payday but he could of forced the Raiders to use the franchise tag down the road and made much, much more. All of you people making negative comments hate successful people and even successful Christian people much more because you fall so short in your own lives. This is not Carr’s fault, not God’s fault, only your fault that you are not what you think you should be. So stop hating others and look in the mirror.

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  29. nsm70 says: Jul 4, 2017 11:23 AM

    If Carrs team was any team other than the Raiders this would not be a topic of conversation. Just plain old Raider hate. Brady does take less, not a whole lot less but he does, why? Because his super model wife makes so much, he can take less. This is good old hate on the Raiders cause of their fanbase and AL Davis, thats it. Next story.

  30. inyourmind says: Jul 4, 2017 11:34 AM

    canada talk to me when carr wins 5 superbowls,until then brady is now ,whats there to be jealous about

  31. dlb1982 says: Jul 4, 2017 11:39 AM

    Man what a selfless guy I hope he can still put food on the table for his family with his meager 25 mil a yr. Tom Brady is the only QB I know who takes a real discount at 14 mil a yr and even that doesn’t deserve praise because he’s making 14 million a F@*king year.

  32. bigmark67 says: Jul 4, 2017 12:13 PM

    dlb1982 says:
    Jul 4, 2017 11:39 AM
    Man what a selfless guy I hope he can still put food on the table for his family with his meager 25 mil a yr. Tom Brady is the only QB I know who takes a real discount at 14 mil a yr and even that doesn’t deserve praise because he’s making 14 million a F@*king year.
     __________________________________
    Brady is a 17 year veteran who has made his money, the only thing Brady has to play for is championships and his legacy. This is Carr’s first contract after his rookie deal and he could’ve gotten much more. Apples and Oranges.

  33. alfredogarciashead says: Jul 4, 2017 12:21 PM

    Vikings blew this one big time taking Teddy Noodle Arm instead of Carr. Thanks Spielman. Proving once again you cannot evaluate QBs.

  34. docraider says: Jul 4, 2017 12:42 PM

    All the people saying he didn’t make a sacrifice. Think of this he could’ve waited been tagged or held them hostage for 30 mil+
    Just see redskins and cousins.

  35. dbarnes79 says: Jul 4, 2017 12:53 PM

    Real selfless. He took 25 million instead of 27 million. Pro athletes perspective is so skewed. These salaries are getting out of control.

  36. intrafinesse says: Jul 4, 2017 12:57 PM

    Carr should have just kept his mouth shut and taken his money. He opened himself up to this criticism with his dumb lie about leaving money on the table for the other players.

  37. intrafinesse says: Jul 4, 2017 1:00 PM

    >>docraider says:
    Jul 4, 2017 12:42 PM
    All the people saying he didn’t make a sacrifice. Think of this he could’ve waited been tagged or held them hostage for 30 mil+
    Just see redskins and cousins.
    —————————————-

    What if he went that route, isn’t there some risk that he gets hurt or has a slightly down season?
    Whats his upside, an extar 2MM per year? Theer is also downside.
    I can see the franchise route if they only offered him 20MM, but they made him the highest paid player – he got paid.

  38. intrafinesse says: Jul 4, 2017 1:00 PM

    >>docraider says:
    Jul 4, 2017 12:42 PM
    All the people saying he didn’t make a sacrifice. Think of this he could’ve waited been tagged or held them hostage for 30 mil+
    Just see redskins and cousins.
    —————————————-

    What if he went that route, isn’t there some risk that he gets hurt or has a slightly down season?
    Whats his upside, an extar 2MM per year? Theer is also downside.
    I can see the franchise route if they only offered him 20MM, but they made him the highest paid player – he got paid.

  39. kenmasters34 says: Jul 4, 2017 1:25 PM

    “docraider says:
    All the people saying he didn’t make a sacrifice. Think of this he could’ve waited been tagged or held them hostage for 30 mil+
    Just see redskins and cousins.”

    Kirk didn’t just suffer a season ending injury like Carr.

  40. internetcommenter7 says: Jul 4, 2017 1:59 PM

    Gabe, you need to get out more.

  41. internetcommenter7 says: Jul 4, 2017 2:02 PM

    Carr is a garbage an qb and a garbage person. Will be amusing to watch him and the team in general enjoy something called “mean reversion” this season. Buckle up, Raiders fans. If that’s really a thing.

  42. bencoates57 says: Jul 4, 2017 2:06 PM

    Move over, Mother Teresa.

  43. Cleanosaur says: Jul 4, 2017 2:12 PM

    I like Derek Carr, but selfless? for giving back 10M. Remind me again when he joins the peace corps..

  44. bamboozle99 says: Jul 4, 2017 2:23 PM

    Just take the money and shut it already. If you are really concerned that much about what everyone else is making, you could always give them some of your money. There is no need to talk about it either.

  45. juicemoonwalk says: Jul 4, 2017 2:26 PM

    I’d be pretty selfless 25 million dollars later. Give me a break

  46. nhpats says: Jul 4, 2017 3:08 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Jul 4, 2017 10:04 AM
    patriotsdefense says:
    Jul 4, 2017 9:30 AM
    When is taking $25 million a selfless act? Call me when he starts taking $14 million like Brady.
    **************************************
    More Pats jealousy. Brady is yesterday, Carr is today.

    Deal with it.

    ——-

    Funny stuff! Wake me when Carr actually wins something relevant….like a SB. Or a good start might be even a single postseason game. Dang….I know it’s been a long time for Raiders’ fans but sheesh….

  47. cattdaddy702 says: Jul 4, 2017 3:16 PM

    I think there are a lot of people using terms they dont understand and certainly out of context. That 125 million isnt in relation to you but his peers in the league first off, which is why they view it in the manner they do and you they you are. Since they are the ones involved ill defer to their viewpoints over the ones displayed here. As for the contract, Carr could of not only gotten more but he also had no reason to be overly flexible in the terms of the contract either. There are several built in protections for both team and player creating flexibility they otherwise wouldnt of had making it not only harder but leaving less available to spend due to cap restrictions. You all are taking an intricate process and minimizing and trivializing just to make your points. Shameful! Educate yourself on the process so you can speak some what intelligently instead of sounding like a bunch of…… well you KNOW

  48. rdrs68 says: Jul 4, 2017 4:04 PM

    The team was happy to pay him and there was NO issue paying top dollar for his efforts. Carr could have ben a real hard nosed jerk and probably gotten more but he didn’t. Get a clue haters this was as selfless as could be.

  49. therealtrenches says: Jul 4, 2017 4:23 PM

    joetoronto said, “Brady is yesterday, Carr is today.”

    Ha…yeah. The last NFL game that was played featured Brady engineering what might be the greatest comeback in the history of the game. He’s today, man, he’s today. Carr hasn’t even won a playoff game, yet. Don’t be silly.

  50. pkrlvr says: Jul 4, 2017 5:43 PM

    Most devout Christians I meet are always positive, upbeat, hard working, selfless and kind.
    ———
    Funny, most of the ones I meet only pretend to be all those things…..just like Carr is pretending to be selfless after signing the richest contract in NFL history.

    Yup, sounds like a true Christian to me.

  51. tylawspick6 says: Jul 4, 2017 5:56 PM

    sorry,no sale

    25 mil per proves he is not

  52. hugeheavywoman says: Jul 4, 2017 8:11 PM

    Carr is the highest paid player in the NFL. He left money for his teammates??? Can I sell you a bridge?

  53. montrealraider says: Jul 4, 2017 9:24 PM

    Im with catdaddy702. The intellectual laziness here is just incredible. Carr is a freaking good guy and the contract is just fair for the next in line big QB deal. Stafford will beat it in a couple weeks anyway.

  54. doggz109 says: Jul 4, 2017 11:30 PM

    Lifetime Bronco fan……and I think Carr is amazing. I want to hate him but I can’t…he is the real deal.

    Two things…..Carr himself didnt say he was selfless….a teammate did and he is entitled to that opinion. Also those of you saying he should have taken less….do you settle for less than your value at work? Or do you always try to get the most you can? Carr intends to tithe 10% of his income….I’d say that is more selfless than 99.9% of you including myself.

  55. NFLexpert says: Jul 5, 2017 7:20 AM

    Carr is another Osweiler situation. A good year or two, a big contract, and a flop…

  56. fireroger says: Jul 5, 2017 8:24 AM

    And in 5 years people will start hating on Carr and claim he’s cheating by getting money under the table. Selfless indeed.

  57. r8rsfan says: Jul 5, 2017 9:33 AM

    The comparisons to Brady are apples to oranges.
    This is Carr’s first big payday. He’s in the early stages of his career and it’s about getting to the top of the mountain.
    Brady is nearing the end of his career. He’s already had more than one “big payday” and is financially set for the next 20 lifetimes.
    If we can still be comparing Carr to Brady when he’s at the same stage in his career we will be talking about a bargain at whatever the price.

  58. InTheLand says: Jul 5, 2017 9:58 AM

    LOL

  59. mmack66 says: Jul 5, 2017 11:41 AM

    If he was truly selfless, he would have waited until all of those other guys were signed, and then signed for whatever was left.

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