Raiders news: Hunter Renfrow gets a new contract
Early in the morning, Dave Ziegler struck again.
The Las Vegas Raiders and star receiver Hunter Renfrow agreed to a contract extension around dawn Friday morning, keeping another key player in-house.
A big payday for the slot after a breakout season – and even more opportunities to come in Josh McDaniels’ offense.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 10, 2022
The deal is now official and Raiders coach Josh McDaniels is thrilled.
“We are thrilled to have reached an agreement with Hunter Renfrow and look forward to seeing him in silver and black for years to come,” McDaniels said in a statement. “Hunter is one of the true leaders of this team and he embodies the values of the organization in the way he comes to work every day. He’s a terrific teammate on and off the pitch and the entire Raider Nation is excited to see what the future holds for Hunter.
Renfrow, 26, was entering the final year of his contract and was eligible to be a free agent next year. Now, he’s not expected to enter free agency until 2025. He’s the third key in-house player Ziegler, who joined the franchise in late January, has gotten. Renfrow joins quarterback Derek Carr and defensive end Maxx Crosby with new offers. Like Renfrow, Carr’s deal was done early in the morning this offseason.
In addition to those deals, the Raiders also traded for superstar wide receiver Davante Adams (and gave him a new contract) and signed pass rush star Chandler Jones. The Raiders are clearly all in.
Renfrow has been a big achievement for the Raiders. He was a fifth-round pick of Clemson by the previous regime and he became a Pro-Bowl player in 2021 and he caught 103 passes.
Most receptions by a Raiders WR in a single season in franchise history
1997 Tim Brown 104
2021 Renfrow 103 Fighter
2002 Jerry Rice 92
A, Tim Brown and Jerry Rice pic.twitter.com/6XQQf7LjZh
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Now he’s a secure Raider for the foreseeable future.