Raiders' Derek Carr becomes NFL's highest paid player

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr cashed in Thursday morning, becoming the highest paid player in the NFL.

Carr signed a five-year, $125 million contract worth $25 million per year. That eclipses Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's contract in terms of average money per year.

Last year, Luck signed a five-year, $122.97 million contract that included $87 million guaranteed and an average annual compensation of $24.594 million.

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