On Tuesday, both said they were happy for Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who last week signed a five-year, $125-million extension with $70 million in guarantees. The deal averages about $25 million per year, increasing the scale for quarterback compensation.
“Awesome to see that happen to a guy like him in this league,” Goff said during a teleconference for the American Century Championship golf tournament. “Obviously, great for guys like myself and younger quarterbacks.”
Said Palmer: “That’s obviously a life-changer. … It’s great for Jared and this young group of QBs. It’s just continues to go up.”
Carr, a second-round pick in the 2014 draft, signed his extension after his third pro season. He earned about $1.5 million in 2016, according to overthecap.com.
Goff is playing under a four-year, $28-million contract that included an $18.5-million bonus. Because he was a first-round pick, the Rams have the option of picking up a fifth-year option.
“Two or three years down the road, it’s going to be amazing for him,” Rypien said.
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