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Raiders QB Carr signs for 5 years, $125M

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(TSX / STATS) -- Quarterback Derek Carr took to social media on Thursday to announce that he has finalized a contract extension with the Oakland Raiders.

While Carr did not divulge the terms of the deal, multiple outlets reported that it was a five-year, $125 million contract. Should that be the case, it would make the two-time Pro Bowl selection the highest-paid player in the league in terms of new money average.

Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts receives $24.6 million per year, just ahead of fellow quarterbacks Carson Palmer ($24.35 million) of the Arizona Cardinals, Drew Brees (24.25 million) of the New Orleans Saints and Kirk Cousins ($23.9 million) of the Washington Redskins.

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Passing Yards
Rank Name Yds
1 D. Brees5208
2 M. Ryan4944
3 K. Cousins4917
4 A. Rodgers4428
5 P. Rivers4386
6 M. Stafford4327
7 J. Flacco4317
8 A. Luck4240
9 C. Palmer4233
10 R. Wilson4219
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