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Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr says he left money on table

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr says he left money on table

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is a newly rich man thanks to the five-year, $125 million contract he signed to remain in black and silver, but don't expect to see him spending his wealth on caviar-stuffed lobster.

For the goal of this list, though, Sporting News will stick with average annual salary as the determining factor in ranking the NFL's highest-paid players. The deal ensures Carr will make over $85 million through the first three years, even more than Andrew Luck. The deal features $25 million in the first year - there's a $12.5 million signing bonus - with $67.5 million over the first three years, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano.

With Raiders quarterback Derek Carr commemorating his new contract by throwing shade at the Seahawks for the decision to throw and not run from the one in Super Bowl XLIX, the Oakland offense will now be scrutinized whenever it progresses toward the end zone.

Carr, speaking last week at the Raiders' minicamp, said he was happy to be "just playing ball again". The Christian athlete said he will pay his tithe, eat at Chick-fil-A and "help a lot of people around the world".

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"The hardest part was taking the first rep, because the last rep you remember was like, 'Oh snap, I broke this thing, '" Carr said.

"All of my teammates to a man said, 'Man, you work your tail off, you deserve it", Carr said during a press conference, per the Associated Press.

McKENZIE on his emotions right now: "I'm not going to get you guys here to just tell you how excited we are, I'm just going to let Derek tell you how he feels about this". It's a massive contract that has now made Carr the highest paid QB in the NFL. Carr had to deal with comparisons to older brother David, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2002 draft by the Houston Texans, also out of Fresno State, who had washed out to become more journeyman quarterback than franchise bedrock. He has thrown for 11,194 yards, 81 touchdowns and only 31 interceptions.

"I don't care if (every other quarterback gets a bigger deal)". What they have to say really, really matters to me. Not to just take every single dime that we could. The Patriots could try to come to some kind of agreement with their backup quarterback on an extension that would keep him in New England, or they could place the franchise tag on him following the season. I do know I will have to owe them all a big dinner.