Raiders QB Derek Carr Downplays Contract Rumors, Vows To Break News Himself

Derek Carr promises to celebrate publicly, but he’ll only negotiate in private.

The Oakland Raiders quarterback used Twitter on Wednesday to quickly address rumors about his contract, shortly after ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Carr and the Raiders were close to finalizing a massive contract extension.

The Raiders undoubtedly are keen on retaining Carr, who has emerged as an elite-level signal-caller during his three NFL seasons. Carr will earn just under $1 million under terms of his current rookie contract, and he’s probably expecting a significant pay raise.

Schefter’s report claims the Raiders are willing to pay Carr $25 million per season.

Carr didn’t deny this. He’s probably telling Raiders fans to wait for his signal, instead of Schefter’s, to cue the franchise-quarterback contract celebrations.

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