Raiders reward QB Derek Carr with record $125 million deal

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr celebrates after throwing for a two-point conversion against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game in Oakland California

Derek Carr held a press conference on Friday to officially announce that he has signed a five-year extension with the Oakland Raiders, and he managed to work in a shot at the Seattle Seahawks while chatting with the media.

"T$3 here's no pressure, there's no, 'We'll be on the one-yard line and I won't give it to Marshawn, I'll throw it.' None of that stuff", Carr said. What they have to say really, really matters to me. If we win every game, that's all I care about. "In a one-off situation, I think that they do". That's weird.' (laughter) But then as I began to see it and how we could place it in certain areas and begin to see what kind of impact that could really make, that's when it hit me. It just is what it is.

While negotiating the deal, Carr said that they found a way to give the Raiders a chance to sign other teammates who are important to the team. He was part of a stellar draft class with Mack and Jackson that has been key to Oakland's turnaround. Washington has franchise tagged Cousins and the Bills have essentially given Taylor one-year deals.

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who is now the NFL's highest paid player, was asked what he's going to buy. The deal features $25 million in the first year - there's a $12.5 million signing bonus - with $67.5 million over the first three years, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. The Raiders and Carr agreed to a $125 million extension through 2022 averaging about $25 million a year.

Derek Carr has on multiple occasions said he wants to "Be a Raider for Life". "It's about being the best version of myself every day. I'll prolly get some Chick-fil-A".

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Carr is excited about the idea of using him to balance the offense and said so in a recent interview.

Since the Raiders' Director of Nutrition Ladd Harris has Carr on a strict diet, the former Fresno State Bulldog jokingly said that the first thing he's going to splurge on is "Chick-fil-A", per MSN Sports.

Carr enjoyed a stellar season before sustaining broken fibula in Week 16, which kept him sidelined for Oakland's playoff loss to the Houston Texans. He passed for 3,937 yards with 28 TD passes, six interceptions and set an National Football League record with five winning touchdown passes in the fourth quarter or overtime last season.

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