Report: Matt Stafford Expected To Use Derek Carr’s New Deal As Starting Point For His Own

The Raiders and Derek Carr are expected to reach a contract extension sometime before the start of the 2017 season.

Among those looking forward to Carr’s new deal is Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. The Lions 29 year-old quarterback is “waiting patiently for Derek to get his money,” according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. “Carr is likely to go first. Stafford is going to wait and then he’s going to blow things up. Probably get closer to that Luck number” of nearly $25 million per year.

It’s subjective, of course, but there’s a strong case to be made that Carr should use Stafford’s new deal as a starting point for his new deal with the Raiders. For that matter, why wouldn’t Carr’s deal surpass Andrew Luck’s $25 million deal?

Given his age, MVP-caliber season, presence off the field, and the way the Raiders finished the 2016 season without him, Raider fans would probably argue that there isn’t a player in the league more valuable than what Carr is to the Raiders.

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