Derek Carr is getting serious about his contract talks with the Oakland Raiders.
the 26-year-old quarterback fielded questions from members of the Bay Area media and was predictably asked about his pending contract extension. In a somewhat pointed comment,After an OTA workout on Tuesday, Carr described what would happen if the deal is not finalized by the start of training camp.
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"I wouldn’t even answer the phone, per The Mercury News. "The money isn’t the thing that drives me. If it does," Carr said,Authentic Obi Melifonwu JerseyAuthentic Obi Melifonwu Jersey, then I shouldn’t be standing here.
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In other words,Authentic Brian Dawkins Jersey, Carr would rather play out the final year of his rookie deal than negotiate with the Raiders into the season. The former second-round draft pick has a salary just south of $1 million and is slated to count just north of $1.7 million against the salary cap in 2017.
After making his position clear, Carr said there's "nothing new to report right now" on the state of contract talks.
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The Raiders would be wise to get going and finalize this contract extension as soon as possible. Otherwise, they will risk Carr becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2018.