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Derek Carr | Quarterback | #4

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (36) / OAK
Contract: view contract details
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Derek Carr said he structured his deal so the Raiders would have flexibility to sign other players.
Specifically, Carr wants the Raiders to keep their young core intact. "I told (my agent), if we can structure it in a way to help the Raiders get the other guys, give them an opportunity to come in, that that would be really important to me too," said Carr. "I just wanted to get mine done and, like we talked about, make sure the team had the flexibility to make sure my friends stay around." Carr's deal is backloaded, which should give the Raiders enough cap room to pursue contract extensions with RG Gabe Jackson and reigning Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack. Jun 23 - 2:59 PM

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USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports Derek Carr's five-year, $125 million extension contains $40 million fully guaranteed.

According to Pelissero, the deal includes $70 million in total guarantees. Those numbers put Carr below Andrew Luck, but he did edge out Luck in average annual value. More interestingly, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the deal "features a delayed cash flow" which will both help the Raiders re-sign players like Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper and allow Carr to earn more money after the Raiders move to Nevada, which has no state income tax.
Jun 22 - 11:48 AM

Raiders signed QB Derek Carr to a five-year, $125 million extension through 2022.

The $25-million average makes Carr the highest-paid player in NFL history, but the structure of the deal could be interesting with the Raiders moving to Nevada, which does not have a state income tax, and the current CBA set to expire during the course of the deal. Either way, Carr's future with the Raiders is now secure. With this deal wrapped up, Matthew Stafford and Kirk Cousins could be the next dominoes to fall.
Jun 22 - 10:12 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Derek Carr's extension is a five-year contract.

Carr is expected to land $25 million annually. He'll make $69 million over the first three years. The Raiders are still working out the language, but are expected to finalize a deal soon.
Jun 21 - 7:36 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Raiders and contract-year QB Derek Carr are finalizing a long-term contract extension.

Schefter reports the two sides are still working on the language, but the new deal could make Carr the league's highest-paid quarterback in terms of annual average. At $24.6 million per year, Andrew Luck currently holds that title, but Carr's deal is said to be close to $25 million per. Once he sets that bar, Matthew Stafford and Kirk Cousins will then be pushing to top that number.
Jun 21 - 2:45 PM

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports "it’s very possible" contract-year QB Derek Carr will get $25 million annually.

Andrew Luck is currently the highest paid quarterback at $24.6 million per year. Carr is fully expected to reset the market, but there’s been some concern over the slow pace of talks. With one of the league's best cap situations, the Raiders shouldn't have trouble getting a deal for Carr before training camp.
Jun 9 - 5:41 PM

Contract-year QB Derek Carr says he will cut off extension negotiations once training camp begins.

"I wouldn't answer my phone," Carr said, claiming he didn't want the distraction. In reality, it's Carr exercising one of the only pieces of leverage he has. If he can convince the Raiders he's even half-serious, it would be a good thing, adding urgency to the talks. Carr says he's confident a deal will be struck before the Raiders report.
May 30 - 5:02 PM

Contract-year QB Derek Carr is confident an extension will be in place by training camp.

NFL Network's Mike Silver reported last week that Carr had "grown frustrated" with the "slow pace" of talks. "These things take time," Carr said. "The Raiders know I want to be here; this is my family, and I know they want me to be their quarterback." Carr is upping the public pressure, both through leaks and direct statements. Quarterback talks are never easy, but Carr will likely have a new deal before Week 1.
May 22 - 2:37 PM

NFL Network's Mike Silver reports contract-year QB Derek Carr has "grown frustrated" with the "slow pace" of extension talks.

Per Silver, Carr is "extremely eager" to hammer out an extension before training camp, but the team hasn't reached out to his agent in two-plus weeks since the draft. Carr's patience is "wearing thin." We still have roughly two months until camps open, but this is going to be a tricky negotiation. Carr is pushing to pass Andrew Luck as the NFL's highest-paid quarterback.
Source: NFL.com
May 17 - 8:26 AM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said he feels "good" about getting an extension done with Derek Carr before training camp.

Carr said earlier this week that his goal was to have a deal in place by the start of training camp and McKenzie seems to have a similar vision. The 26-year-old missed time with a broken fibula late last season but has been a full participant at OTAs. He'll earn a base salary of $977,519 in the final year of his rookie deal.
Apr 21 - 3:10 PM

The Raiders will play the Patriots on Nov. 19 in Mexico City.

The game is on a Sunday, and will kick off at 4:25PM ET. Last season, the Raiders' Mexico City trip was a Monday night game. Per NBC Sports Bay Area, the Raiders will also host the Cowboys for Sunday Night Football in Week 15.
Apr 20 - 5:35 PM

Derek Carr (fibula) has been a full participant in OTAs.

"I've been running, jumping, throwing, cutting, everything," Carr said. "I'm truly blessed that (the injury) wasn't worse." With Carr's health in order, the sides can focus on hammering out a contract extension.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 18 - 4:24 PM

Derek Carr said he wants to work out an extension with the Raiders before training camp.

Based on his comments Monday, it is a goal he expects to meet. "The communication from both sides has been great," Carr said. "It’s not like some divide or anything. We’re a family, so we’re just trying to figure all of that out." Along with Carr, the Raiders are interested in extending Khalil Mack and RG Gabe Jackson this summer. It will not be surprising if all three deals get done before camp opens at the end of July.
Apr 17 - 8:59 PM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said extension talks with walk-year QB Derek Carr will ramp up after the draft.

"He knows what we’re trying to do in free agency," McKenzie said. "The communication has been ongoing, just talking about the philosophy of a contract and the thought process around it. Hopefully when the serious talks start going, then it’s going to be easier." The Raiders also would like to work out extensions with Khalil Mack and RG Gabe Jackson before training camp, but Carr will be first in line. It will be shocking if the two sides do not get it done over the summer.
Mar 30 - 9:45 AM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said Derek Carr (broken leg) will be a full-go for OTAs.

Carr told LT Donald Penn he was "almost 100 percent" in February, so this comes as no surprise. Even with their pending relocation certain to be a distraction, the Raiders look set for a great season on the field as long as Carr stays healthy. Carr should sign a long-term extension this offseason.
Source: ESPN
Mar 27 - 8:39 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Derek Carr
2Connor Cook
3E.J. Manuel
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2DeAndre Washington
3Jalen Richard
4Taiwan Jones
5Elijah Hood
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Jamize Olawale
3RB1DeAndre Washington
2Jalen Richard
FB1Jamize Olawale
WR11Amari Cooper
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Johnny Holton
4Jaydon Mickens
5Ishmael Zamora
WR21Michael Crabtree
2Seth Roberts
3K.J. Brent
4Keon Hatcher
5Isaac Whitney
WR31Seth Roberts
TE1Jared Cook
2Clive Walford
3Lee Smith
4Gabe Holmes
5Cooper Helfet
LT1Donald Penn
2Marshall Newhouse
3Denver Kirkland
LG1Kelechi Osemele
2Vadal Alexander
C1Rodney Hudson
2Jon Feliciano
3Oni Omoile
RG1Gabe Jackson
2Ian Silberman
RT1Austin Howard
2David Sharpe
3Jylan Ware
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Giorgio Tavecchio