Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr agreed to a new five year contract extension today worth $125 million, making him the NFL’s highest paid player according to NFL.com.
The deal, reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, means Carr, at 26 years old, is signed with Oakland through the 2022 season.
Carr tweeted his excitement about the new deal and stated that he can now move his focus to on the field and the upcoming 2017 season.
Now it's done ?! 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!!!
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) June 22, 2017
Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing tweeted his happiness for his quarterback.
You won't find a harder working or more deserving man than @derekcarrqb. Congrats! I am happy for you & your fam & excited for what is next! https://t.co/511hyZVOo9
— Todd Downing (@CoachTD) June 22, 2017
Carr, a follower of Jesus, has always been vocal about his faith in Christ, as witnessed in this instagram post back in February.
What an amazing day it was last Sunday! Literally saw person after person set free, give their lives to Christ, and be physically healed right in front of our eyes! No "smart person" will ever be able to argue what happened that day and what Jesus did in the lives of many. People walked in one way and left another. And you don't have to just take my word for it. The people that were there can tell you. He is real. He loves you. He still heals today. We saw it happen. #JesusWins #Again #ByHisStripes #WeAreHealed
Oakland opens up the 2017 season on September 10 at the Tennessee Titans.