Carr is still playing off of his rookie contract that pays him $1.36 million over three years. Hardly starters money.
But he's making it up with the league's performance-based pay program, which in 2009 was a fund of about $109 million that was used to distribute to players based on a formula that takes into account playing time versus salary.
Not bad especially when you consider Carr pocketed $263,058 last year under the same program. That nearly matched his $295,000 base salary in 2008.
The leader in 2009 was Vikings C John Sullivan who took in an extra $397,555.