The Oakland Raiders have locked up one of the cornerstones to their young team. Quarterback Derek Carr has signed a 5-year, $125 million deal to remain with the Raiders.
Now it's done ?! From the jump I've wanted to be a Raider 4 life. One step closer to that! Blessed!!! Business done! Let's just play now!!!
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) June 22, 2017
The deal makes Carr, a former 2nd round pick, the highest paid player in the NFL.
The team felt Carr's impact when he was injured and lost for the 2016-2017 playoffs. The team went from a top AFC contender to a quick playoff exit without Carr under center.
The team will now turn its attention to star linebacker Khalil Mack, who was their 1st round draft pick the year they selected Carr in the 2nd round. Mack is considered one of the bets, if not the best, defensive player in the league and the Raiders will have to pay him as such.
Still, with a young nucleus of Carr, Mack and wide receiver Amari Cooper, the Raiders are poised to contend for championships when they make the move to Las Vegas in 2020.