Las Vegas Raiders sign QB Derek Carr to a 3-year contract extension

 | April 14, 2022

The new deal ties Carr with the Raiders via a "no-trade" clause and will run through 2025.

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It looks as if the Las Vegas Raiders are fully committed to keeping Derek Carr around for at least another three years. This comes on the heels of their decision to sign Davante Adams on a 3-year $150m contract.

Although the exact specifics weren't revealed, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler that Carr agreed to a 3-year, $121.5m extension. Now, Carr's time with the team will match Adams' and allow them to build more chemistry.

Carr has said he would understand if the team wanted to move on from him at the quarterback position, especially with the new General Manager Dave Ziegler and Head Coach Josh McDaniels.

Carr said: "But the fact that they keep believing in me and watching the tape and saying, 'Wow, we want you to be here for some more years or some more time,' that means more to me, way more to me than any of the other stuff it has to do with."

He continued: "It was very clear to me how they felt about me from day one." Carr is set to be paid $19.87m in base salary for 2022. The new contract puts him at an average per year of $40.5m (for the extension only) ranking fifth among NFL quarterbacks.

McDaniels had this to say about Carr: "Derek Carr has been the leader of this franchise for a long time and we are thrilled to continue that relationship moving forward."

He went on to say: "He has been a great example of someone who always puts the team first and we appreciate his desire to keep doing that while leading on and off the field. It is clear how much Derek cares about this organization, his teammates and winning. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him this season and beyond."

The Raiders have made some big moves in the offseason, big names like Adams and Chandler Jones were acquired and players like Carr and Pro Bowler Maxx Crosby were extended. 

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