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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr gets a $125-million extension, becomes the NFL's highest-paid player

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr gets a $125-million extension, becomes the NFL's highest-paid player

The Oakland Raiders are eventually moving to Las Vegas, but quarterback Derek Carr isn’t going anywhere.

The Raiders on Thursday signed Carr to a five-year, $125-million contract extension, making him the NFL’s highest-paid player when it comes to per-season average. Carr will average $25 million per season, edging ahead of Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck, who is at $24.769 million.

In his three seasons, Carr has thrown for 11,194 yards and 81 touchdowns, with 31 interceptions. He was a leading most-valuable-player candidate last season before suffering a broken leg in a Christmas Eve game against the Colts. Oakland’s promising season imploded and the Raiders could barely...

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