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Updated report with figures: Derek Carr close to potential record deal with Raiders, could be reached by end of this week

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Today Adam Schefter jumped on Twitter to get the ‘scoop’ out there that the Raiders are close to reaching a new deal with Derek Carr.

Carr saw this and, in true Marshawn Lynch fashion, said not so fast.

If the deal is worth more than $24.6 million per season, it will be a new NFL record, surpassing that of Andrew Luck.

The assumption all along was that Carr would be cashing in and was expected to set a new record.

The former second round pick is three years into his four-year rookie deal, making him now eligible for a long term extension. Over those three years, he’s thrown for 11,194 yards, 81 touchdowns and 31 interceptions.

Last season, he led the Raiders to a 12-3 record with 6 comeback wins, 5 of which he threw the game-winning touchdown pass. It was the Raiders first trip to the playoffs in 14 years.

Update: Jason La Canfora chimed in to add some details to the deal. According to him, Carr’s deal will be just under $23 million per season over the first 3 years of a 5-year extension.

That doesn’t mean Carr’s deal won’t ultimately surpass the Andrew Luck contract numbers of $24.6 per season. Those additional two years, Carr’s numbers could be much higher, which would raise the overall per year average of the contract.