Raiders QB Derek Carr frustrated by lack of a new deal
- Author: Julie Sanders May 18, 2017,
May 18, 2017, 15:59
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said in March that "serious talks" regarding Carr's extension would come after the draft.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is growing frustrated with the lack of progress on a long-term contract with the team, according to a report Tuesday. Getting a new deal in place for Carr is paramount, but apparently not the Raiders' top priority in the middle of May 2017.
Carr has given the Raiders until training camp to get something done, after which he said he wouldn't even pick up the phone to discuss his contract.
But his performance and simple inflation could push him past Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's $25.594 million per year average, which complicates things.
Silver reports that, in addition to potentially becoming the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL, Carr's contract demands are nearly unprecedented.
Sources said the two camps have discussed the parameters of a new deal, which will make Carr the highest paid quarterback in the National Football League, ahead of Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck's $24,594,000 annual average salary. His broken leg in Week 15 all but ended the Raiders' season as they lost 27-14 to the Houston Texans in the AFC divisional round. Carr, who was not a first-round pick, does not have a fifth-year team option on his contract.
The Raiders have about $32 million under the salary cap for 2017, according to McDonald, which should be enough to get deals done with Carr, starting guard Gabe Jackson and the recently drafted class of rookies. And Carr, too, was eager to get a deal done. We still have roughly two months until training camps open, giving the sides plenty of time, but this is going to be a tricky negotiation.