Last week, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr became the highest-paid player in NFL history, signing a five-year, $125 million contract. After signing the biggest NFL contract in history, Carr said his first priority is to tithe and help the children in Haiti.
During a press conference discussing the new deal, a reporter at the press conference asked Carr what’s the first thing he’d do with all the money was. Carr, who is an outspoken Christian goes on to say,
“I’ve been eating clean. I’ll probably get Chick-fil-A,” Carr said. “But, no, first thing I’ll do is I’ll pay my tithe like I have since I was in college, getting $700 on scholarship check. That won’t change.”
The quarterback said that the money can “help a lot of people around the world,” and mentioned his recent visit to Haiti. “The exciting thing for me, money-wise, honestly, is this money is going to help a lot of people,” he said. “Not only in this country, but in a lot of countries around the world. That’s what’s exciting to me.”
He then said he would get his wife something nice (though, he insisted she didn’t want anything), and he discussed his humanitarian work in Haiti.
The exciting thing for me, money-wise, honestly is that this money is going to help a lot of people. I’m very thankful to have it, that it’s in our hands, because it’s not only going to help people in this country, but in a lot of countries around the world.
After his trip to Haiti last April, Carr wrote on his Facebook and Instagram page,
Haiti was amazing! These kids in this picture are on fire for Jesus. They lead their own worship service every single night to sing their praises of how good God is to them. They come from unbelievable stories and basically nothing. Some have even had to eat anything from rocks to even mud just to fill their bellies. Now they have been given a nice bed, schooling, and meals everyday by Gods Grace through Love A Child. The young lady leading the service was praying one night and said… “Lord you owe us nothing, but we owe you everything.”
Watch Press Conference Below: