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Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr Is Now The Highest-Paid Player In NFL History

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is now a very rich man.

Carr, who is heading into his fourth season, just inked a five-year deal for $125 million, according to's Ian Rapoport.

The fresh pact makes Carr the highest-paid player in NFL history. Not bad for a guy who was a second-round pick out of Fresno State in 2014.

Carr officially confirmed the news on his personal Twitter account.

In his message, he said he is one step closer to being "a Raider 4 life."

In three seasons, Carr has completed 61 percent of his passes, thrown for 11,194 yards and has an 81-31 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

He is the latest in a line of extremely lucrative quarterback contracts. As teams try to lock down their franchise signal callers earlier and for longer terms, expect Carr's monumental deal to be surpassed sooner rather than later.