Derek Carr reportedly nearing deal that could make him NFL’s highest-paid player
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr reportedly is closing in on a new contract worth $25 million a year, and if he hits that number he’ll become the NFL’s highest-paid player.
Raiders and Derek Carr are close to finalizing a deal expected to pay their quarterback about $25 million per year, per league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 21, 2017
According to Sportrac, the 14 highest-paid players in the NFL are quarterbacks, and Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck is currently on top at $24.594 million. Arizona’s Carson Palmer ($23.35M), New Orleans’ Drew Brees ($24.25M), Washington’s Kirk Cousins ($23.9436M) and Baltimore’s Joe Flacco ($22.133M) round out the top five.
For his part, Carr says the deal isn’t quite done yet.
Nothing done yet… trust me you will hear it here first.
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) June 21, 2017
Carr, 26, had his best NFL season in 2016, throwing for 3,937 yards and 28 TDs with just six interceptions before a broken leg sideline him in Week 15. The Raiders lost to the Texans in the first round of the playoffs without Carr, but he has been a full participant in the team’s offseason activities.