Las Vegas Raiders sign DE Maxx Crosby for 4 years, $99M
Locked up, Raiders sign DE Maxx Crosby coincidentally on the two-year anniversary of his sobriety from alcoholism on Friday. The Pro Bowl Defensive MVP agreed to a four-year extension worth $95 million in new money with a guaranteed $53 million.
Out of Eastern Michigan, Crosby was drafted 106th overall in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Las Vegas Raiders. In his first three seasons of his pro career, he totaled 141 tackles (91 solo), 25 sacks, 12 passes defensed, 4 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery.
After starting all 17 games and amassing 56 tackles (36 solo), 8 sacks, and 7 passes defensed, the 6’5”, 255-pound DE was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2021. Crosby was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Weeks 1 and 18, becoming the only Raider since 2016 to win the award multiple times in a season.
Crosby, 24, is tied for fourth in Raiders history with 25 sacks by a player in his first three seasons, and is one of only 11 NFL players to record at least seven sacks in each of the previous three seasons (2019-2021). Crosby is also tied for second in franchise history with four sacks in a single game. His five multi-sack outings since joining the league in 2019 are tied for ninth most.
“Maxx Crosby exemplifies the characteristics of a Raider,” stated Raiders Head Coach Josh McDaniels after the news broke that Raiders sign DE Maxx Crosby. “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.”
Prior to the announcement that Raiders sign DE Maxx Crosby, the defensive end was about to enter the final year of his previous contract. Following the breaking news, Crosby was as focused as ever. After being asked about his goals, Crosby reminisced about the adversity he had gone through the past two seasons, then brought up the Hall of Fame.
“You don’t get to the Hall of Fame with one Pro Bowl and one All-Pro. I want to keep doing it, keep getting better,” said Crosby.