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Maxx Crosby and the Raiders have agreed to a 4-year extension, worth $95 million. The contract includes $53 million guaranteed.
The Pro-Bowl defensive end returns to Las Vegas and is now one of the league's highest-paid defenders. With Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert, and Russell Wilson in the division, it was important for the Raiders to lock up their top pass-rusher.
The Raiders and star defensive end Maxx Crosby are making progress on an extension that would make him one of the highest-paid defensive players in the NFL. Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports that talks are going well and have gained intensity as of late.
Crosby, a former fourth-round pick, is approaching his final season under contract. He totaled eight sacks and 56 tackles in 2021. Throughout the entirety of his three-year career, Crosby hasn't missed a game. In total, he has racked up 25 sacks, four fumbles forced, 142 tackles, and 43 tackles for loss. Currently on his rookie deal, Crosby is owed a mere $4.2 million in 2022. At the moment, the highest-paid defensive end is Myles Garrett, who rakes in $25 million per year. It seems reasonable to assume that Crosby's next contract will net him more than $20 million annually.
Maxx Crosby registered five total tackles, three TFL, four sacks, four QB hits, and a forced fumble, as the Raiders defeated the Bengals, 17-10.
The rookie was a dominant force this past Sunday, accumulating four of the five sacks the Raiders produced. Crosby had such a good afternoon that he is currently the leading IDP through the morning and afternoon games. He'll have a chance to feast on the weak Jets offensive line next Sunday.