The Las Vegas Raiders agreed to a three-year contract extension with Derek Carr earlier this week. The total deal is worth up to $121.5 million, but the structure of it is team-friendly.
Carr will get $25 million in 2022, $33 million in 2023, and $42 million in 2024, per Albert Breer. That's a fair deal considering the current market for quarterbacks.
On this Thursday's episode of The Herd, Colin Cowherd praised Derek Carr for taking less money to stay with the Raiders.
"It's not all the money he could have gotten, and it has a no-trade clause," Cowherd said. "[Carr is saying] 'You can't ship me off to a lousy franchise. I'm not going to allow that. I want to go to a winner because I'm about winning.' People tell you what matters to them. Derek Carr is telling you that winning matters."
Cowherd has always been very fond of Carr. Earlier this week, he said Carr is one of 12 quarterbacks capable of winning a Super Bowl.
“Derek Carr this year had an interim coach, maybe the poorest owner in the league, lost his star receiver, had a bad o-line, Darren Waller missed time, yet he carried the team to the playoffs,” Cowherd said.
Carr most likely would've made more money if he hit the open market in 2023, but he has stated multiple times that he wants to be a Raider for life.