Raiders eye extension to Derek Carr deal

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is the subject of a new deal as he enters the final year of his contract in Nevada.

However, one sticking point could be the cost to the Raiders of a new deal for their star, who could hit the free-agent market in 2023 if a new deal isn’t locked up.

The player will make just under $20 million this season, however, it is understood that any new deal would put him among the best-paid quarterbacks in the NFL, including Patrick Mahomes, with figures of around $40 million per season being quoted.

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Carr open to talks

It is believed that Carr is keen to discuss the terms of a new contract with the Raiders who will be looking to build on their 10-7 record of last season.

Their impressive form led them to a second-placed finish in the AFC West, behind Kansas City Chiefs, earning them a place in the NFL Wildcard Round where they were eliminated 26-19 to SuperBowl runners-up Cincinnati Bengals.

Carr will be hopeful that the Raiders can mount a serious challenge next season, especially based on the side’s strong finish to the regular campaign, where they recorded a four-game winning streak.

He enjoyed a highly beneficial relationship with Darren Waller, with the duo combining on 252 occasions to record 3,006 yards and 14 touchdowns. There is no doubt that he is a major influence on the Raiders side and key to the way that they play.

Should the Raiders be able to lock in a new deal, it would leave plenty of intrigue surrounding next season’s draft and how much would be left in the budget for new recruits. For now though at least, they know their number one priority.