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Twitter reacts to Derek Carr’s record contract

Rachel Wold
Derek Carr

The Oakland Raiders just made quarterback Derek Carr the richest player in the NFL. He was largely deserving of a huge raise to boost the less than $1 million he was previously slated to earn in 2017.

The five-year, $125 million contract extension Carr just inked takes care of him being one of the most grossly underpaid quarterbacks in the league. His gigantic salary will now set the tone for other quarterbacks whose contracts will soon be expiring.

As you can imagine, the breaking news regarding Carr’s newly acquired wealth set off a roller coaster of varying reactions on Twitter. Some are supportive, others are hilarious and some folks are shocked.

Here we go, starting with Carr showing his gratitude for all of the support he has been given.



These were just some of the thousands of reactions we skimmed through on Twitter. As previously indicated, the thoughts, opinions and support of Carr wildly vary from one end of the spectrum to the other.

We wish Carr future success as he attempts to advance the Raiders once again, beyond the regular season.