Raiders sign Maxx Crosby to 4-year, $95 million extension – Reuters Sports News

The Las Vegas Raiders signed star defensive end Maxx Crosby to a four-year extension worth about $95 million on Thursday in the first major personnel move under coach Josh McDaniels’ new regime. and General Manager Dave Ziegler.

The Raiders locked Crosby up before he entered the final year of his rookie contract with the new contract signed on Friday two years to the day that he got sober after abusing alcohol.

Rewarding Crosby with overtime is a far different start than what happened with the Raiders four years ago when new coach Jon Gruden traded star rusher Khalil Mack after he was unable to agree on an overtime.

“Maxx Crosby exemplifies the characteristics of a Raider,” McDaniels said in a statement. “His work ethic and leadership are second to none and we are delighted that he will continue to be an important part of this organization for years to come.”

Crosby is coming off his best season

Crosby secured a deal that pays him just below the top tier of the edge rusher market, which is led by TJ Watt, Joey Bosa and Myles Garrett.

Crosby is coming off his best season by far since being drafted in the fourth round from Eastern Michigan in 2019. Crosby became the third player since PFF began tracking data in 2006 to record at least 100 pressures from quarterback in one season, joining JJ Watt and Aaron Donald.

Crosby had eight sacks and 30 quarterback hits in the regular season and another sack in a playoff loss at Cincinnati. This helped him earn second-team All-Pro honors and a Pro Bowl selection.

In three seasons, Crosby has totaled 25 sacks.

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