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Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is close to signing a new deal with Oakland worth about $25 million per year, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Raiders and Derek Carr are close to finalizing a deal expected to pay their quarterback about $25 million per year, per league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 21, 2017
The expected deal would make Carr the highest paid quarterback in the NFL, based upon average salary. Carr would just be ahead of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck who has an average salary of $24.6 million.
Without a doubt, the money is well deserved as the Raiders go from a Super Bowl contender with Carr to, most likely, a four-win football team without him.
Overall, it is a great move by the organization to lock him up long-term as he is the lifeblood of the entire Raider organization.
We will update the Raider Nation when more news becomes available.
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.