After signing the biggest contract extension in NFL history this week, it looks like Derek Carr has already decided how he's going to spend his first pay check, and no, he's not going to buy a new car, or a new boat or a trip to Barbados.
Instead, the Raiders quarterback just wants to to buy a tasty chicken sandwich, and we know that because that was his answer when a reporter asked Carr what his first purchase would be with his new money.
"Chik-Fil-A," Carr replied. "I've been eating clean. [The Raiders] have been having me eat clean. I'll probably get some Chick-Fil-A."
I'm not sure how many chicken sandwiches Carr could buy with $125 million, but it's probably a lot.
If Carr does decide to hit up Chick-Fil-A over the weekend, he better make sure to call his brother first because it sounds like David Carr is expecting a free lunch or two now that Derek has signed his new deal.
Unfortunately, the sad irony in all of this is that the city of Oakland doesn't even have a Chick-Fil-A. If Derek wants a tasty fried chicken sandwich, he's going to have to drive at least 30 minutes out of Oakland to get one.
Of course, if you've ever had Chick-Fil-A, then you know it's completely worth the 30-minute drive. I'd drive four hours for one spicy chicken sandwich and some waffle fries if that's the only way I could get one.
Anyway, Carr won't be spending all of his money on chicken sandwiches, the quarterback also has a few more noble goals for his new contract.
"The first thing I'll do is pay my tithe like I have since I was in college," Carr said. "Giving $700 on a scholarship check. That won't change. I'll do that."
It sounds like Mrs. Carr will also be getting something to celebrate the new contract, even if she doesn't actually want anything.
"I'll probably give my wife something nice, even though she begged me not to," Carr said. "She still gets coupons. Ever since I've known her, she finds coupons, she gets online trying to find discounts and all those things. None of that is going to change."
Carr also wants to use his money to help pretty much everyone in the world.
"The exciting thing for me, money-wise, honestly, is that this money is going to help a lot of people," Carr said. "I'm very thankful to have it and it's in our hands because it's going to help people, not only in this country, but in countries all around the world."
Although Carr signed a huge deal with the Raiders, he did leave some money on the table, and he wants the team to use that money to keep its nucleus intact.
"We figured out a way to do it so that we have the opportunity to sign the other guys that I think are important to this organization," Carr said, via NFL.com. "That was really important to me. Not to just take every single dime that we could. I hope that that's known. Obviously, the position that I play, it has to be around a certain number. It just is what it is. At the same time, I told (my agent), if we can structure it in a way to help the Raiders get the other guys, give them an opportunity to come in, that that would be really important to me too."
This sounds like one contract negotiation where everybody won. Carr gets his chicken sandwiches and the Raiders will have enough money leftover to keep most of their key players.