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Pat Kirwan is one of my favorite voices in radio. In terms of the NFL, I could listen to him talk about grass. He and Gil Brandt are my 1. and 1a.
I was getting ready to mow my yard when I heard a sound byte of him and what he would do with Derek Carr’s contract. He was asked by co-host Jim Miller “is Derek Carr worth $21 or $22 million per year?”
“Ok, I could do Derek Carr’s deal right now. It’s simple. I would offer him enough money so that he’s the 11th most highest paid QB in the NFL right now. I would put in clauses that if they reach and win the AFC Championship Game, he moves to five. And if they win the Super Bowl, we’re going to make you the top paid QB in the NFL.”
It’s probably not quite that simple when you’re negotiating with the agent. I mean do these clauses exist every year?
This is probably what the Raiders are feeling. They know Carr is one of the best in the NFL, but does he deserve the top dollars? He’s certainly as good as Andrew Luck who is making around $24M a year. The Raiders need to get this done, because it’s not going to become any less of a topic.
Raider Rick called in to Sirius XM NFL Radio tonight to talk with Alex Marvez and former GM Mark Dominik. He had two questions with the theme of tonight’s show being what are your fears with your favorite team at this juncture of the ‘season’ (OTA’s).
Raider Rick’s fears were two things:
1) Derek Carr’s contract extension which is looming
2) The Raiders re-branding the best uniforms in the NFL when they move to Las Vegas
Basically, Dominik said there’s nothing to worry about on either front. It might feel a little bit like Andrew Luck’s extension, but Carr is the Raider’s guy and they know it. Reading between the tea leaves he said with what GM Reggie McKenzie has been saying; this is a deal that will get done.
Marvez pointed to the fact that the Raiders did not change uniforms when moving from Los Angeles to Oakland and it won’t happen now.
Very good dialogue here with my boy Jason Licht, Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller on Sirius XM NFL Radio. I just with I could get through when I call Moving The Chains.
I love this kid. I believe Lovie when he says he believes Lovie is a great person. Had to get the Kirwan and Mills soundclip on the blog.
Pat is pretty damn sharp and astute as a football guy. He’s become my favorite on-air personality alongside Jim Miller the last several months since I’ve been a Sirius XM subscriber. I really do think he’s onto something here.