|June 21, 2017 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET22:32 GMT6:32 3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST5:32 PM CT2:32 UAE (+1)18:32 ETNaN:� - The Raiders and Carr are close to finalizing a deal expected to pay the quarterback approximately $25 million per season, ESPN reported Wednesday, citing league sources. The contract is expected to be completed soon, perhaps as early as the end of the week, according to ESPN. Carr had given the Raiders a training camp deadline for the deal or planned to shut down negotiations and play the final season of his existing four-year contract.
Analysis: The deal may make Carr one of the highest-paid players in the league. Andrew Luck of the Colts receives an NFL-best $24.6 million per year, just ahead of fellow QBs Carson Palmer ($24.35 million) of the Cardinals, Drew Brees ($24.25 million) of the Saints and Kirk Cousins ($23.9 million) of the Redskins. Carr enjoyed a stellar season in 2016 before sustaining a broken fibula in Week 16. He passed for 3,937 yards with 28 touchdowns against just six interceptions.
|May 30, 2017 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET22:29 GMT6:29 3:29 PM MST5:29 PM EST5:29 PM CT2:29 UAE (+1)18:29 ETNaN:� - Carr is confident he will have a new contract extension before the Raiders report for training camp at the end of July. If for some reason that doesn't happen, Carr said he would play out the final year of his rookie deal in 2017 rather than negotiate a new contract once camp has started and his focus is entirely on the upcoming season.
Analysis: Carr is in the final season of his bargain rookie deal that is slated to pay him just under $1 million in his fourth season. Because he was drafted in the second round, not the first, in 2014, the Raiders are unable to use a fifth-year option to retain Carr like they did earlier this offseason with star pass rusher Khalil Mack.
|Career Passing Stats|
|Career Rushing/Receiving Stats|
|Pass Attempted||Completions||Total Incomplete|
|Type||Number||Pct of Incomp||Pct of Overall Attempts|
|Pass Hit at Line||3||1.5||0.5|