EXCLUSIVE: Derek Carr talks new deal, his injury and Beast Mode

Raider QB joins 'The Greg Papa Show' after inking record-setting deal

Karl Buscheck
June 23, 2017 - 2:45 pm

After officially becoming the highest-paid player in NFL history on Friday morning, Derek Carr jumped on “The Greg Papa Show” on 95.7 The Game.

Unsurprisingly, the Oakland Raiders $125-million quarterback hit all the right notes during his interview with Greg Papa and Bonta Hill.

“The main thing I just tried to get across [during the negotiation process] is just give our team an opportunity to sign everybody,” Carr explained. “That's all I care about.”

“I don't care about how you structure it. I don't care where you put the guarantees, whatever. It doesn't matter. I just want to make sure that my teammates will be taken care of. That they have the opportunity to sign them. That right there was the thing that probably took the most time.”

Asked how he's feeling physically after breaking his right fibula last December, Carr said he's doing better than ever.

“Oh man, I feel stronger, honestly,” Carr said. “I actually am stronger and feel faster. The ankle itself feels stronger, obviously with a plate in there it's going to feel stronger."

“But yeah, the offseason went great,” Carr added. “I never had a setback in any of the practices and I went full go at it and had to put it to the test to make sure when the season comes and when camp comes there's no setbacks. So, we made it through with flying colors.”

Carr also discussed what it's been like to work along side Marshawn Lynch during the team's offseason program.

“Oh man, he runs with such aggression. He does not want the first guy to tackle him or the second or the third,” Carr said with a laugh. “He runs like that without pads on, so I can imagine what it's going to look like when we put the pads on. He is an angry, downhill runner, but at the same time what surprises me was just how good of an athlete he is.”

Check out Papa and Bonta's full interview with Carr in the podcast below:


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