Derek Carr's position with the Raiders can't be any more secure. As the Raiders' rising star, Carr signed a five-year, $125 million contract in the offseason.
The former second-round steal now has the highest average annual yearly salary in NFL history.
Carr's former Bay Area quarterback counterpart is on the opposite spectrum of the NFL. On Friday, Carr answered two questions about Colin Kaepernick at the end of his press conference.
Q: You shared this market with Colin Kaepernick and there’s only so many jobs available in the NFL. What are your thoughts that he’s still out there without a job?
Carr: “I know this, he’s a talented football player. The times I’ve talked to Colin, he’s a great person. I’ve enjoyed it. I can’t speak for any other teams, organizations and all that. Obviously, we have quarterbacks so he won’t come here, but I wish him the best and I hope he gets signed, I really do. I don’t know if he wants to play, if he doesn’t, all that stuff, but if he does I really hope he gets signed because I feel like as a football player, he can help a football team.”
Q: Are you surprised he’s still out there?
Carr: “It was surprising to me, talent-wise, but again that goes not only for Colin but there’s a lot of guys that are unsigned where you think, ‘Man, I’ve watched that guy on film and he’s pretty good so there must be something else there.’ Thank goodness I don’t make those decisions. I just try and complete passes.”
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