NFL

The Oakland Raiders and Derek Carr are close to finalizing a deal expected to pay the star quarterback about $25 million per year, league sources told ESPN.

The contract is expected to be done soon, well before the training camp deadline Carr had given the Raiders, according to sources.

The sides still are finalizing language, but the deal could be announced as early as the end of this week. When it is done, Carr instantly will become one of the game’s highest-paid players, if not the highest, in terms of annual average salary.