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Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr told the media today in Oakland, one day after signing the highest paid contract in NFL history, that he did not want to “take every single dime that [he] could.”
Oakland has an incredibly talented young core that includes Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper, guard Gabe Jackson and defensive end Khalil Mack.
Since they are instrumental in Oakland’s success, the team will have to pay them a large sum of money in the near future if they want to keep them on the team and build a perennial contender.
Thanks to Carr, they “figured out a way to do it so [the organization has] the opportunity to sign the other guys” that help the team win, like the aforementioned players.
Ultimately, Carr’s contract is not going to inhibit the team as there is an out after 2018 and the money is smartly spread out over six years to help Oakland keep all the players necessary to contend for the next five Super Bowls.