Raiders Re-Sign Star QB


On Wednesday morning, insider Ian Rapoport announced that the Las Vegas Raiders have re-signed quarterback Derek Carr to a three-year deal worth $121.5M. The deal will keep Carr in Las Vegas until 2025.

Carr has been with the Raiders since 2014, when he was drafted 36th overall in that year's draft. Since then, he hasn't missed a single game in the regular season, and has started all but two games for the team thus far. He only ever missed one playoff game in 2016 when the team was in Oakland. As it stands right now, Carr is the longest tenured QB in the AFC.

In eight seasons with the Raiders, Carr has thrown for 193 touchdowns and 85 interceptions while having a 92.4 passer rating. In his lone playoff game last season, he struggled with a 69.2 passer rating and threw for one touchdown and one interception.

As a whole last season, Carr had a strong season that allowed his team to sneak into the playoffs. He threw for a career-high 4804 passing yards, 23 touchdowns and 14 interceptions (also a career high). He also had a 94.0 passer rating with a 10-7 record on the season.

The 31-year old has made it to three Pro Bowls in his career, all coming between 2015 and 2017. A huge reason for him not returning to the Pro Bowl is the influx of young talent that have entered the AFC since with guys like Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson taking up those Pro Bowl spots in recent years at QB.

For this next upcoming season, Carr will be looking to help return to the playoffs with a better receiver core, as the Raiders picked up Pro Bowl WR Devante Adams from the Green Bay Packers earlier this off-season. It should be interesting to see how Carr and Adams connect next season.

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