Raiders News: Comparing Maxx Crosby’s New Contract With Other EDGE Tops
Maxx Crosby’s recent contract extension with the Las Vegas Raiders is special for several reasons.
On the one hand, the Raiders are locking in their young and leading pass thrower for the foreseeable future, something the previous regime failed to do. The date was also significant as Crosby signed his new contract on the second anniversary of his sobriety, serving as another milestone to show how far he has come. Even the dollar amount was remarkable, $98.98 million, because the extension matches his jersey number.
But beyond the uniform, the 2019 fourth-round pick’s new salary matches his play on the court. Crosby led all point rushers in pressures with 108 during regular season and playoffs and got into the conversation as one of the best players at that position in the NFL. He’ll be paid as one with the new contract, but how does Crosby’s new contract compare to other top EDGE defenders in the league?
TJ Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers
OverTheCap.com contract details: 4 years, $112 million ($28 million/year)
Watt signed a new contract last offseason that made him the highest-paid defenseman in the league. He lived up to that billing with 22.5 bags and 62 pressures during the regular season. The 2021 Defensive Player of the Year will earn about $13 million more than Crosby over the life of his contracts, and about $3.25 million more per year.
Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers
OTC contract details: 5 years, $135 million ($27 million/year)
Bosa also signed a new contract recently and quite paid off. Last season was the first his expansion started and he managed to rack up 10.5 bags To accompany 68 pressures in 2021. He will earn about $36 million more than Crosby when both contracts expire, but about $2.25 million more per year.
Myles Garret, Cleveland Browns
OTC contract details: 5 years, $125 million ($25 million/year)
Another promising passing thrower who was paid handsomely by the team that drafted him. Garrett challenged Watt for DPOY honors this year with 16 bags and 78 pressures while being the only edge runner with a higher PFF passing grade than Crosby this season – 92.7 to 91.9. The Brown will earn about $26 million more than the Raider across all of their contracts, but only about a quarter of a million dollars more per year.
Khalil Mack, Los Angeles Chargers
OTC contract details: 6 years, $141 million ($23.5 million/year)
Mack is the only player on this list who hasn’t signed a new contract with the team that drafted him. I wonder how it happened?
Either way, the three-time All-Pro only played seven games last year for the Chicago Bears but had six bags and 22 taps. He’ll make slightly more money than Crosby overall — about $42 million — but the latter will have more money to spend year-over-year by about $1.25 million.
Demarcus Laurent, Dallas Cowboys
OTC contract details: 5 years, $105 million ($21 million/year)
Lawrence signed a new contract in 2019, however, he struggled with injuries last year and his production plummeted. the Boise State the product had only three bags and 27 taps during the regular season. He will earn about $6 million more than Crosby for their entire contracts, but about $3.75 million less per year.