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Derek Carr claims Nevada tax laws had little to do with backloaded deal

July 10th, 2017 at 3:28 PM
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Jun 13, 2017; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) addresses the media at minicamp press conference at the Raiders practice facility.  Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr recently became the highest paid NFL player. Believe it or not, Carr actually took less money up front so that his teammates, including newly paid guard Gabe Jackson, could receive new deals.

Though, it has been speculated that Carr may have accepted a more backloaded deal for other reasons. The main one being to avoid the heavier taxes he would pay as a California resident. When Carr eventually relocates to Nevada, he won’t have to pay state income taxes.

No matter what public opinions are swirling about, Carr reiterated that …

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