With the AFC victory in Allegiant Stadium, Maxx Crosby wins 2022 Pro Bowl Defensive MVP
In a 41-35 win for the AFC, Raiders pass rusher Maxx Crosby wins 2022 Pro Bowl Defensive MVP in a dominant performance with three passes defensed, three tackles for loss, five total tackles, and two sacks. In addition to the 2022 Pro Bowl Defensive MVP award, Crosby also received a donation to his favorite charity, the Stand Up For Pits Foundation.
Just earlier this week, Maxx Crosby mentioned that he only knew of “one speed” and would have to find out how difficult it would be to play in the Pro Bowl. “I just…I didn’t want to injure or hurt anybody,” said Crosby after the game, “but I still wanted to have fun and work on my game. [Rod] Marinelli (Raiders defensive line coach) watched in practice all week and he challenged me.”
Following an eight sack season, Maxx Crosby wins 2022 Pro Bowl Defensive MVP aside Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert who reigned the Offensive MVP award and finished the night throwing 7 for 11 passes for 98 yards with two touchdown passes and a pick. Check out the clip featuring a post-game congratulatory interview with Crosby.
“I had to come out here and put on a show for the fans one last time.”
Congratulations @CrosbyMaxx 🙌 pic.twitter.com/gdoXxjDsti
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) February 6, 2022
Four members of the Silver & Black made it to this year’s Pro Bowl at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, including defensive end Maxx Crosby, linebacker Denzel Perryman, and punter AJ Cole. Renfrow also made highlights with a 6-yard touchdown pass from New England Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones. “Being back here in Vegas, I had to put on a show,” said Crosby following his award. “Denzel, Hunter Renfrow, AJ…we had to come back and get a W for everybody.
Maxx Crosby wins 2022 Pro Bowl Defensive MVP and becomes the first Raider to achieve the Pro Bowl MVP award since Rich Gannon, who won MVP in consecutive years in both 2001 and 2002.