Oakland Raiders' Derek Carr announces new music career

By Alex Butler

Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Derek Carr is the highest-paid player in the NFL. Now the Oakland Raiders quarterback is testing out a music career.

Carr announced his debut single on Tuesday.


"Can't wait for you to see what's next," Carr wrote.

The video he posted is full of dramatic poses, denim apparel and catchy tunes. Carr also launched the new website

Carr, 26, had a breakout year in 2016, passing for 3,937 yards, 28 touchdowns and six interceptions. He signed a six-year, $126.15 million contract with the Oakland Raiders in June.

"If I am going to do a touchdown dance, I should have a song to dance to, right," Carr wrote on Facebook.

Carr heard a ton of feedback from the video, from haters and lovers alike.

"Everyone calm down it's ALL a joke! I don't really dress like that and make music videos on the side," Carr wrote.

Baltimore Ravens safety Eric Weddle wrote: "No chance this is actually happening."

Prince Amukamara wrote: "Stop!!! Lol is this real?"

Carr's brother, David Carr, also responded to the video.

The Raiders quarterback also has a billboard in Fresno, featuring himself in all denim and announcing the single.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that there is no single dropping and that the tease is part of a commercial series.

Carr didn't play in the Raiders' preseason opener, a 20-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Raiders host the Los Angeles Rams Saturday at Coliseum in Oakland.

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