Maxx Crosby, edge rusher for the Las Vegas Raiders just celebrate his 2-year mark of sobriety in the best way possible. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported Friday that Crosby and the Raiders agreed to a four-year, $98.98 million extension. The team announced it had signed Crosby to a multiyear extension shortly thereafter.
This is a huge deal for Crosby after making it to the Pro Bowl in the 2021 season. After dealing with alcoholism, Crosby has been clean ever since and shown his fervor for the sport that gained the trust of the Raiders’ front office.
Maxx Crosby has battled alcoholism to reach the point where he is worth almost $100 million
Crosby was selected in the fourth round by the Raiders in the 2019 draft. Maxx Crosby reminded owner Mark Davis and general manager Mike Mayock of Raiders Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks. It has been an arduous journey for Crosby and he has earned every single penny of his contract.
The deal includes $95 million in new money and $53 million guaranteed, Rapoport and Pelissero added. Crosby’s relentless motor off the edge has made him a threat. He might have just eight sacks in 2021 to his name, but he caused far more havoc than that stat indicates. He generated 82 quarterback pressures and 53 QB hurries, both tops in the NFL last season, per Next Gen Stats.
The 24-year-old is one of the best young edge rushers in the NFL. It’s no coincidence that one of the first moves of the new regime in Vegas was locking down Crosby for the long haul. He’s the type of building block the Raiders needed to retain to take the next step in a tough AFC West.