Where Derek Carr’s Saints contract ranks among highest-paid quarterbacks

Before the New Orleans Saints and new starting quarterback Derek Carr landed their deal, expectations were that Carr would be looking for $35 million per year on his contract. The deal instead yielded him a $37.5 million average. Though guarantees, outs and bonuses change the way we should be looking at his agreement, the number stands as a high-ranking quarterback contract. At least for now. 

Passers like Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles passer Jalen Hurts and Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals are all looking to capitalize on recent successes. Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert will soon be looking for a new deal as well. So, it’s only a matter of time before the Saints’ agreement with Carr turns into a bargain. But for now, here’s where Carr ranks amount other signal caller who have gotten their bags in per-year average annual value:

Aaron Rodgers: $50,271,667

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Russell Wilson: $49,000,000

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Kyler Murray: $46,100,000

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Deshaun Watson: $46,000,000

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Patrick Mahomes: $45,000,000

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Josh Allen: $43,000,000

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Dak Prescott: $40,000,000

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Matthew Stafford: $40,000,000

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Derek Carr: $37,500,000

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Kirk Cousins: $35,000,000

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Story originally appeared on Saints Wire