Sources – Derek Carr will not discuss Las Vegas Raiders contract extension during season
Derek Carr does not plan to work on a contract extension with the Las Vegas Raiders during the season, league sources have told ESPN.
While Carr has played well so far this season and enters the NFL second in passing yards on Sunday, there are several reasons why contract talks have been dropped.
Carr has the 2021 and 2022 seasons remaining on his contract, with a total value of over $ 40 million; he signed a five-year, $ 125 million contract in 2017 that made him the highest-paid player in the NFL at the time.
The Raiders are also currently facing the salary cap; their cash flow situation improves after this season, and they will have more to spend with the influx of money that their arrival in Las Vegas has brought. The NFL salary cap is also expected to increase each of the next two years.
Carr was not looking for an extension this year, and his plan remains to wait until after this season to start talks, according to a source. He also intends to stay with the Raiders, as he has stated in the past.
“There is still more and I want to do it here,” Carr said last summer. “I don’t want to do it anywhere else. I’ve said it over and over again – I’d probably quit football if I had to play for someone else. I’ve been a Raider my whole life, and I will. supporting a team for the rest of my life, and these are the Raiders. I feel it so strong in my heart. “
Carr, 30, enters Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears with 1,399 passing yards, the most in the AFC and second in the league behind Matthew Stafford (1,587). He has eight touchdown passes and three interceptions in Las Vegas’ first four games this season.