First the bigger deal got done. Now the lesser, but still very important deal gets done. The Raiders selected Gabe Jackson in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and he’s proven since then to be a really good player. Today he signed a 5-year extension worth $56 million dollars.
Jackson is one of those integral parts of the Oakland Raiders in the trenches. If the Raiders can lock down Khalil Mack; I’m not that worried about Amari Cooper to be honest. I would rather the trio of Carr, Jackson, and Mack locked down than any combination of the two involving Cooper.
As the Patriots’ blueprint has shown, if you have those dominant pieces in place (QB, players on both sides of the ball in the trenches) you can scrimp a bit at WR and CB if you need to.
Jackson was a big, big score in the draft, and it’s big that the Raiders have him locked down for most of Carr’s next contract in Oakland and Las Vegas. Now you just hope to see him stay healthy.
Here is the full press conference. I like listening to Derek Carr talk but I LOVE listening to General Manager Reggie McKenzie talk.
It has happened. Derek Carr has signed a 5-year, $125 million dollar contract extension with the Oakland Raiders. I guess at this point, with those simple terms being what was rumored about all along; you wonder what took so long. The extension will keep Carr in Oakland through the 2022 season!
Carr was true to his word that when it was officially done, he would say something first. He took to twitter in the morning to break the story himself.
Albert Breer says over at MMQB that the deal is evolutionary, not revolutionary.
As pointed out in this article, Carr is the only QB in NFL history to throw more than 80 TD passes and fewer than 40 interceptions in his first three seasons. He’s a blast to watch, and he’ll be a blast to watch as he goes after the New England Patriots and tries to bring the Oakland Raiders a title before they move to Las Vegas.
Now that the Raiders have the Quarterback locked up, the focus shifts over to the next two guys: Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper. But as long as you have the Quarterback and the head coach; as evidenced in New England, you can really work around everything else on either side of the ball.
This was a great day to like the Oakland Raiders and the best day if you’re a Derek Carr fan.
We have waited and waited, and the Oakland Raiders are not going to make us wait much longer. Per a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter (the best in the biz), the Oakland Raiders are prepared to pay Derek Carr $25 million dollars per year on an contract extension.
Per Schefter, the sides still are finalizing language, but the record deal could be announced by the end of the week.
Reports earlier this month indicated Carr was on his way to becoming the first quarterback to make $25 million annually, and it appears that day is closer than ever. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has an average annual paycheck of $24.594 million per season, currently the highest. Carson Palmer and Drew Brees also make more than $24 million per season.
This is phenomenal news; and it appears the Raiders want everyone at ease with plenty of time to spare on this ever most important issue.
It looks like Derek Carr has that warm and fuzzy feeling.
We will update when an official announcement hits the press. The lifeblood of the Raiders organization is staying put.
First off, Derek Carr makes the list of the NFL’s Top 100 Players at number 11. It is no surprise, and he’s just outside the top 10 as rated by his peers.
Here’s the official video.
Then I found an interesting post on NFL.com: Who will win more Super Bowl Rings? Derek Carr or Dak Prescott?
A lot of the analysts sidestep, a few side with Carr; a few others with Prescott (ranked number 14 on the top 100 list in his own right). But basically, the feeling is of the young QB’s in the game right now, these are the two age 26 or under that have the best shot at piling up a few rings.
It’s going to be tough just for them to get one I feel like. Here are the best plays of Derek Carr’s 2016 season.
Per USA Today Raiders wire, Deion Sanders has some good stuff to say about Derek Carr. And that it’s time to pay the man.
Ian Rappoport is reporting that if and when a deal gets done between the Oakland Raiders (this is more just conjecture and speculation isn’t it?), he could very well be the league’s highest-paid Quarterback and player at $25 million dollars per year.
Rappoport also mentions a key date of July 15th, as this is the date a guy like Kirk Cousins would have to be extended by; and if the Raiders and Carr have not reached a deal by that point, the possibility exists that the market would be re-set, and the Raiders would be back to the drawing board with their franchise signal-caller.
I am truly so excited for this to be over with and hope it’s done by the 4th of July fireworks.