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Published: Thu, June 22, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Oakland Raiders nearing big money contract extension with Derek Carr

Oakland Raiders nearing big money contract extension with Derek Carr

That means Carr's contract could eclipse the five-year, $122.97 million deal Andrew Luck received from the Indianapolis Colts a year ago. Carr wanted to be with the Raiders and after years and years of losing, the Raiders weren't going to let him hit free agency next offseason. Mack could very well end up being the highest paid non-QB in league history following a season in which he was named the league's Defensive Player of the Year. Jason La Canfora also reported that the deal could pay him $75 million in the first three years.

At team minicamp, Carr has said that he's just happy to be back. Oakland struggled mightily in its final two games without Carr.

There is a huge difference between Derek Carr and those other names. When he was injured in the second-to-last week of the season, the Raiders went from Super Bowl hopefuls to a wild-card playoff exit. Thanks to his brother David teaching him how to be an National Football League quarterback, he was ready to instantly become the face of the franchise.

The Raiders and Chiefs tied for the AFC West lead at 12-4. He completed 357 passes out of 560 attempts for 3,937 yards and 28 touchdowns and tossed only six interceptions.

"The hardest part was taking the first rep, because the last rep you remember was like, 'Oh snap, I broke this thing, '" Carr said.

Derek Carr promises to celebrate publicly but he'll only negotiate in private.

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