Las Vegas Raiders sign QB Derek Carr following an announcement on Wednesday
Signed, sealed, delivered—the Las Vegas Raiders sign QB Derek Carr to a three-year extension that’s worth $121.5 million. It was reported by Ian Rapoport that Carr’s extension will run through 2025 and includes a no-trade clause.
Derek Carr, 31, was originally drafted by the Las Vegas Raiders in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 36th overall pick. The Raiders starting quarterback has recorded 31,700 passing yards with 2,896 completions over 4,456 passes, 193 touchdowns, and a 92.4 QB passer rating. Spending his entire career with the Silver & Black, it’s no surprise that the Raiders sign QB Derek Carr.
“Derek Carr has been the leader of this franchise for a long time and we are thrilled to continue that relationship moving forward,” stated Raiders Head Coach Josh McDaniels following the news that Raiders sign QB Derek Carr. “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 three-time Pro Bowler from 2015 to 2017 holds the Las Vegas Raiders franchise record for passing yards (31,700), passing touchdowns (193), multiple passing touchdown games (59), games with a 100+ passer rating (44) and 300-yard passing games (31). Last season, Carr recorded 4,804 passing yards which was his career-high and also the Raiders record.
Through that he managed six game-winning drives and tied his career-high with six 300-yard passing games in 2021. In September, he was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month after throwing for at least 375 yards and two touchdowns in each of his team’s first three games, becoming only the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw for at least 1,200 yards in the first three games of a season.
“I’ve only wanted to be a Raider,” said Carr after signing the extension. “And I told my agent, I said ‘I’m either going to be a Raider or I’m going to be playing golf, like I don’t want to be playing anywhere else.’ That’s how much this place means to me.”
Carr is fourth in the NFL in passing yards and tenth in passing touchdowns since his debut in 2014. Another fun fact—as Raiders Sign QB Derek Carr with the $121.5 million deal, he joins Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan as the only three quarterbacks in NFL history to have a contract with a total value of over nine figures. Ain’t that something.