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Raiders QB Derek Carr Becomes NFL's Highest Paid Player

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.

Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing tweeted his happiness for his quarterback.

Carr, a follower of Jesus, has always been vocal about his faith in Christ, as witnessed in this instagram post back in February.

Oakland opens up the 2017 season on September 10 at the Tennessee Titans.