The Las Vegas Raiders certainly look like one of the most dangerous teams in the AFC this upcoming season after making a number of moves to improve their roster.

The team made a blockbuster move in trading with the Green Bay Packers for star wide receiver Davante Adams, as well as signing free agent pass rusher Chandler Jones.

It seems like they are making a real play to keep up with the ever-improving AFC West and reports have come out on Wednesday that they are locking up quarterback Derek Carr for the foreseeable future.

NFL insider Ian Rapoport reports that Carr and the Raiders have agreed to the three-year contract extension worth $121.5 million that will keep him with the team through the 2025-26 NFL season.

Carr is coming off of a year where he threw 4,804 yards, the most of his NFL career, with 23 passing touchdowns.

At over $40 million per year, this massive contract for Carr has many around the NFL world talking about whether or not he deserves that kind of money. Many believe that Carr is an underrated quarterback crucial to his team’s success, and this extension is fair for what he brings to the Raiders.

However, others feel that this may have been too big of a contract for a quarterback who has yet to win a playoff game.

It seems like this deal is simply a result of the quarterback market going up following the Deshaun Watson and Aaron Rodgers contract extensions.

The Raiders can be a real contender this season and Carr is a big part of that. Paying him to be there for the long-term future ensures that they will have stability for years to come, which should be exciting for Raiders fans if Carr continues to throw lots of touchdowns.

[Ian Rapoport]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College.