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.
Tried keeping up! Thank you to family, friends, teammates, opponents, and fans who sent me a text/tweet. Appreciate all of you! God is good— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) 22 June 2017
Carr announces the extension on social media
"Now it's done," Carr wrote on Twitter. "From the jump I've wanted to be a Raider 4 life. One step closer to that! Blessed!!! Business done! Let's just play now!!!"
Carr had given the Raiders a training camp deadline for the deal or planned to shut down negotiations and play the final season of his existing four-year contract.
Carr enjoyed a stellar season in 2016 before sustaining a broken fibula in Week 16, which kept him sidelined for Oakland's playoff loss to the Houston Texans.
The 26-year-old passed for 3,937 yards with 28 touchdowns against just six interceptions last season.
Carr has been a full participant in the team's offseason activities this spring.