Derek Carr Could Reportedly Receive Contract Worth $25 Million Per Year

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJune 9, 2017

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 24:  Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders throws the ball against the Indianapolis Colts in the third quarter on December 24, 2016 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.  The Raiders won 33-25.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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The Oakland Raiders and quarterback Derek Carr have been engaged in discussions about a contract extension throughout the offseason, and the eventual price tag on an agreement could be mammoth. 

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, "it is very possible" Carr could be the first quarterback in the NFL to make $25 million annually. 

Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

Could #Raiders QB Derek Carr become the first $25M a year QB? He could. An update on negotiations and the dominoes https://t.co/kZw0sUYXzE

Carr is currently scheduled to earn a base salary of $977,519 in 2017, with bonuses propelling that number into the $1.7 million range.

As a point of reference, a $25 million annual salary would make Carr the league's highest-paid quarterback per year. As things stand, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck tops that chart with an average annual paycheck of $24,594,000.  

In terms of a timeline for the extension, Carr has been adamant about getting a deal done before training camp to avoid distractions in advance of the 2017 season. 

"I have an agent who is in charge of that and I am confident that he and Mr. (Reggie) McKenzie will work it out," Carr said, according to the Fresno Bee's Anthony Galaviz. "I am only focused on becoming a better football player and helping my teammates become better players.

"I have complete faith it will get done before training camp. These things take time. The Raiders know I want to be here; this is my family, and I know they want me to be their quarterback."

The Raiders will open training camp in late July. 

Contract information courtesy of Spotrac.com.


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