Not long after locking up their first-round pick, the Raiders have also secured their second-rounder, announcing today in a press release that quarterback Derek Carr has signed his rookie deal with the club. With Carr, Khalil Mack, and three seventh-round picks now under contract, the Raiders have signed five of their eight draftees.
“I feel great. I’m excited,” Carr said in a statement. “I’m excited that this part of it is over and now we can just get to work and focus on winning games and getting better every day.”
The 36th overall pick earlier this month, Carr is in line for a signing bonus of $2.227MM, per Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com. Because he was a second-round pick, the former Fresno State signal-caller won’t have a fifth-year club option tacked onto the end of his contract. While Carr isn’t expected to usurp Matt Schaub as Oakland’s starter immediately, he’s viewed as the club’s potential QB of the future and should get the opportunity to turn heads this summer.