It has been a bumpy road since Derek Carr signed his first contract extension with the Raiders after the 2016 season. Since then, the team has reached the knockout stages once and Carr will have a second head coach. his private. The losses weren’t his fault as the team was mostly a mess. The Raiders finally showed some real bravery last season and made it to the knockout stages.
General manager Dave Ziegler knew Carr would need a new contract when he took the job and although the team took care of the defense against Maxx Crosby, the midfielder was ultimately given a three-year, $121.5m extension. USD. The deal makes him one of the highest-paid full-backs in the NFL but that doesn’t tell the whole story.
Carr expects $25 million in 2022 and $33 million in 2023, per Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer. That would give the Raiders plenty of money to sign new contracts with players like Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller. A year after Carr signed his first extension with the team, they exchanged Khalil Mack, his best friend on the team. He wants to make sure he doesn’t have to see a lot of close friends go because of his contract.
“My agent, myself and the team, we guarantee people who like Chandler [Jones]people like Davante who like to hope Hunter [Renfrow]and Foster [Moreau], all those people can stay here,” Carr said at the press conference after signing the contract. “The way we structured it, I went through a heartbreak the last time I signed. My best friend [Mack] left, and I don’t want that to happen again.
“So this is my chance to prove to the team, to the organization, to the fans, that the way we’re going to structure this is so we can keep everyone together and really have a relationship. Continuity, something to build. ”
Carr also mentioned that Waller is a player he will always keep in mind.
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Raiders in a better position to expand Renfrow & refactor Waller
With Carr, Crosby and Davante Adams all happy with their contracts, the focus now turns to Renfrow and Waller. Pro Bowl slot recipients are entering the final year of their contract. The Raiders can wait until after the season and win him the franchise card. There’s no way they’d let him walk in free agency. If he does host another Pro Bowl season, Renfrow could command something in the $14 to $20 million a year range.
Waller is under contract until 2023 but he signed that deal before going out of business. Last year, he hired Klutch Sports to represent him. They can’t be thrilled that he’s only making $7.45 million a year. It looks like it will be difficult to pay Waller, Renfrow, Carr and Adams big sums but the midfielder’s willingness to sign a team-friendly contract will make it all the more possible.
Carr gets low signing bonus
With the Raiders signing Carr, they may have opened up some more limited space to use for free agents right now. However, he only received a $7.5 million signing bonus, which won’t give the team much money to work with, according to The Athletic’s Tashan Reed.
The Raiders may be running low on cash after handing out large sums to Adams, Jones and Crosby in recent months. The goal of signing with Carr right now is not to open up a lot of money so this is a sign that the team doesn’t want to earn any extra costs in the freelance company.
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