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David Carr’s Deal Allowed the Raiders to Also Pay RT Gabe Jackson

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr became the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL in late June but his deal allowed right tackle Gabe Jackson to get paid too, Jimmy Durkin of Bayareanewsgroup reports.

During Carr’s negotiations with the Raiders, he expressed an importance in structuring his deal so that the team could afford to pay players like Jackson and Khalil Mack, who will likely wait until next off-season to get his extensionl. That didn’t surprise Jackson.

“I started smiling when I first heard him saw that because he always said that to me before, that he wants to make sure everybody else is good,” Jackson said. “It goes to show you about his character and how he is as person. He’s one of the most selfless people that I know.”

Jackson said his deal is proof that rewards will come “if you live clean and live good outside of football and you come in and take care of business and you work your butt off.”

“I feel honored and blessed because all the hard work and years leading up to this, the work I put in and the sacrifices, it’s finally here,” Jackson said. “It’s not that I can relax, but I don’t have to worry about another deal. I just worry about playing football and winning a championship.”

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3 Responses to “David Carr’s Deal Allowed the Raiders to Also Pay RT Gabe Jackson”

  1. RaiderBill says:

    Um, Derek Carr…?

  2. Dave says:

    Maybe some day you will figure out David Carr does not or never has played for the Raiders. Derek on the other hand has

  3. Danny Main says:

    What does Derrick Carr have to do before you guys figure out his name. You get paid to do this the least you could do is get his name right!!

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