After much speculation and negotiation, the Raiders and QB Derek Carr have agreed to a three-year, $121.5 million contract extension that signs Carr through 2025. Including the roughly $20 million remaining on the contract Carr signed in 2017, the ninth-year starter is on the books for roughly $141 million dollars over the next four seasons.
Following the acquisition of WR Davante Adams from the Green Bay Packers, a Carr contract extension seemed like it was a question of “when” and not “if”. With still over two weeks remaining until the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas, the Raiders and Carr got the extension done with plenty of time to spare as the team preps for the draft and the continuation of their offseason program.
Lengthy, drawn-out contract negotiations can be ugly for all sides, and now both Carr and the Raiders can breathe easy with what appears to be a very mutually beneficial deal. Carr will get a sizeable raise after leading the team to the playoffs in 2021, and the Raiders lock in their starter through 2025 in a way that could be a bargain as both the salary cap and QB market continue to rise over the length of the contract.
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the deal also includes a no-trade clause.
Carr is coming off career-high numbers in passing yards, completions and attempts. His 4,804 yards ranked fifth in the NFL in 2021, and his 7.7 yards per attempt ranked tied for sixth in the league with Aaron Rodgers.
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