According to a press release sent out by the Las Vegas Raiders on Friday, the team has signed Pro Bowl defensive end Maxx Crosby to a contract extension.
There’s been a lot of talk about Derek Carr and Crosby getting extensions this offseason, but it appears the defensive standout beat the team’s leader under center to the punch.
“Maxx Crosby exemplifies the characteristics of a Raider,” said Raiders Head Coach Josh McDaniels. “His work ethic and leadership are unmatched and we’re thrilled that he will continue to be an important part of this organization for years to come. It’s an exciting day for Maxx and for the Raider Nation.”
Crosby is coming off the best season of his NFL career in which he helped lead the Raiders on defense and into the playoffs. He was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time after starting all 17 regular-season games for the Silver and Black while racking up 56 tackles, eight sacks and seven passes defensed.
Along with putting on a show during the 2021 campaign, Crosby is also well on his way to becoming a Raider great as he’s now tied for fourth in franchise history in the sack category with 25.
With Crosby’s future secured in Las Vegas, it’ll be interesting to see what moves the Raiders make moving forward. Carr’s contract situation will almost certainly be the next order of business before diving into the free agency process and trying to improve this roster ahead of the 2022 season.