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As the talk of a possible Most Valuable Player Award builds for Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, so do the expectations that a new blockbuster deal is right on the horizon for him.

The Raiders are prioritizing a new deal for Carr after this season, the first time he’ll be able to sign an extension with Oakland, and a league source expects that deal “to be Luck-ish,” a reference to the five-year, $123 million contract that Andrew Luck signed with Indianapolis last summer.

Carr is completing 66.3 percent of his passes and has a passer rating of 100.9 for the Raiders, who are 6-2 and in a first-place tie in the AFC West with Denver.

There are many reasons Oakland wants to re-sign their quarterback beyond just his talents. They also have linebacker Khalil Mack‘s contract coming up in 2018, and the team will need to have the franchise tag for one of them if it fails to strike a deal with the other.

Plus, wide receiver Amari Cooper‘s contract comes up in 2019.