Why Derek Carr Will Be the Next Quarterback to Get a Contract Extension

By Derek Ferreira
Sep. 08, 2016

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Yesterday, the New Orleans Saints signed Drew Brees to a one-year extension (boy was I wrong on that), and the deal was for $20 million. The NFL is an offensive league with plenty of talent at the quarterback position. Teams will pay the maximum to keep their franchise player in uniform for a long time. Who is the next quarterback that will get that big contract extension? Well, I'll talk about that in the next paragraph.

The Oakland Raiders got bashed by the sports writers after they drafted Derek Carr in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Derek has had two impressive seasons since being in the NFL. His stat line goes as a 7,257 passing yards ratio with 53 TDs and 25 picks. Derek had a breakout year last season with 32 TDs and 13 picks. Carr's turnover ratio was 2.3 percent, which is impressive, while his touchdown ratio was 5.3 percent. The Raiders are building their offense around their franchise quarterback and appear to have a strong offensive line.

Why is Carr going to be the next quarterback to sign a huge contract? It's simple; because he was chosen in the second round, and he doesn't have a fifth-year option. He could be a free agent in 2017, but I don't expect him to test out the market. Carr has done well despite the Raiders being a work in progress team. Thanks to some spending and being smart in their draft choices, the Raiders are strong contenders to win the AFC West this season. The Raiders goal is to keep Carr. And if that happens, I see Carr getting a similar deal like Drew Brees had with a five-year contract worth $100 million.