|Full Name:||Derek Dallas Carr|
|Place of Birth:||Fresno, California|
|Parents:||Sheryl Carr, Roger Carr|
Derek Carr Stats, Bio, Age, Net Worth, & Career
Derek Carr is an American football quarterback for the Las Vegas Raiders in the NFL.
After a career at Fresno State, Carr was drafted by the Raiders in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. His older brother is former 1st overall pick NFL quarterback and current analyst David Carr.
Carr holds the record for most passing yards and touchdowns in Raiders franchise history.
In 2017, Carr signed a five-year, $125 million contract extension with $40 million fully guaranteed. In April 2022, Carr signed a three-year extension worth $121.5 million with $65.28 million guaranteed.
Carr’s career with the Raiders has likely come to an end after nine years. The quarterback had 35,222 passing yards, 217 passing touchdowns, 99 interceptions and a 91.8 passer rating during his tenure in Oakland and Las Vegas. Carr made two trips to the playoffs but never won a postseason game.
Derek Carr Football Career
Derek Carr passed for 1,246 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore for Clements High School, and then had 1,622 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior, where he led his team to an undefeated 13–0 season.
Thanks to his impressive play, Carr received heavy recruitment interest during his junior season from Fresno State, SMU, Boise State, the University of Southern California, UCLA, and Utah.
Ultimately, he verbally committed to Fresno State on May 25, 2008, at the end of his junior year.
Derek Carr started three seasons at Fresno State, amassing 12,843 passing yards and 113 touchdowns. He won the MWC Offensive Player of the Year for his play during the 2012 season. Carr received the 2013 CFPA Elite QB Award for his performance over three seasons at Fresno State.
In the 2013 season, Carr led the FBS with 5,083 yards and 50 touchdowns.
He finished in 8th place in the Heisman Trophy voting, and also led Fresno State to an MWC Conference Championship.
Derek Carr was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 36th overall pick, making him the fourth quarterback to be selected that year.
Two years later, Carr replaced Aaron Rodgers in the 2016 Pro Bowl, making him the first Raiders quarterback to be named to the Pro Bowl since Rich Gannon in 2002. After two seasons, Carr had 53 career touchdown passes, the second-most by a quarterback in his first two seasons, behind Dan Marino's 68, at the time.
In 2017, Carr signed a five-year, $125 million contract extension with $40 million fully guaranteed, $70 million in total guarantees and a $12.5 million signing bonus. This deal surpassed Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's contract as the league's highest-paid player in terms of average money per year at the time. Carr finished the 2019 season with 4,054 passing yards, 21 passing touchdowns, and eight interceptions as the Raiders finished with a 7–9 record.
The 2020 and 2021 seasons might’ve been the best of Carr’s career. Carr had 27 touchdowns, nine interceptions and a personal best 101.4 passer rating in 2020. A season later, Carr took the Raiders to the playoffs for just the second time in the last 19 years. Carr’s 4,804 yards were his most ever.
Things came crashing down for Carr and the Raiders in 2022. After going 6-9 with an 86.3 passer rating, Carr was benched in favor of Jarrett Stidham. It was speculated that Las Vegas would try to move on from the veteran, and Carr soon said goodbye to Raiders fans.
Derek Carr Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings
Derek Carr has a net worth of $90 million, and he signed a five-year, $125 million contract extension with $40 million fully guaranteed, $70 million in total guarantees and a $12.5 million signing bonus on June 22, 2017.
Carr has endorsement deals with Nike and Panini.
Derek Carr Personal Life
Football runs in Carr's family. Carr's brother, David, was the first overall pick of the Houston Texans in the 2002 NFL Draft. Carr's uncle, Lon Boyett, was a Raiders tight end during the 1978 season.
Carr married Heather Neel on June 29, 2012. The couple has four children. Carr is a devoted Christian and believes faith is the important thing in his life.
Awards & Achievements
Derek Carr Quotes
"There won't be a day when I stop working to be a better version of myself, so I'm going to keep working and I will get better."
"When I put my helmet on, I'm ultra competitive, talking trash."
"I want to be perfect at everything, knowing I'll never be perfect at it, but that's my goal."
Derek Carr Fun Facts
He has a Golden Labrador retriever named Bruce Wayne.
He plays guitar, piano and the drums.
He loves to play basketball.
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