Former first-overall NFL draft pick David Carr was quick to rib his younger brother after Derek Carr signed a record-setting five-year, $125 million contract extension Thursday. The deal made Derek Carr the richest player in league history in terms of average yearly salary ($25 million).
David Carr's lukewarm 11-year NFL career fizzled out in 2012. He finished with 14,452 passing yards, 65 TDs and 71 interceptions. Over ten years his best TD-INT ratio was just 3 (2005, 14 TDs, 11 INTs). Carr recorded over 60 percent completion percentage all three years between 2004 and 2006, but that was as good as it got.
By comparison, Derek Carr has played just three NFL seasons and already surpassed his older brother in TDs (81). He'll likely surpass David's career yardage next year, as Derek currently sits at 11,194 yards.
But Derek often credits his older bro for helping shape the gunslinger he is today. Both brothers lined up under center for Fresno State University.
Let's assume Derek won't be taking David to lunch at Burger King.