Carr left some money on the table for other signings

Carr left some money on the table for other signings

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, in signing his lucrative deal with this week, could have very well squeezed a good amount more from the team, but continued a leadership role by considering his teammates – future and present.

“The main thing that I could just remember was all along the way, I was like, ‘How do we keep my teammates?’” Carr said Friday, via the team’s official website.

“That’s, I don’t know if it’s weird how it sounds, but that was just what I kept telling him. I was like, ‘OK. that’s cool. Yeah, that’s awesome, wow, cool. Is this good for Gabe [Jackson]? Is this good for Khalil [Mack]? Is this good for Amari [Cooper]?’ [Reggie] can tell you himself, these are things that I said to him numerous amounts of times. I didn’t want to hurt our team; that’s the last thing I would ever want to do. So, hopefully we didn’t That’s the last thing that I intended to do and that’s kind of why I was so involved.”