Josh McDaniel and Dave Ziegler are implementing a new regimen in the The Vegas Raiders as head coach and general manager, respectively. However, they want to keep the good players formed by the previous regime, such as the defensive end maxx Crosby.
According to Vic Tafur’s report of The Athletic, the Raiders want to make Crosby one of the highest-paid defensive players in the NFL. The defensive end will become a free agent at the end of the 2022 NFL season and the Las Vegas franchise wants to keep him on its roster.
#Raiders start working on a new deal for Maxx Crosby, while there’s ‘no rush’ on Derek Carr
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) March 6, 2022
Last year, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker TJ Watt became the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL with an annual average of $28 million. For Spotrac, Crosby has a market value of almost 14 million dollars per year, which would be half of Watt’s contract.
according to Spotrac, only four defensive ends earn more than $20 million per season. The leader of this list is Myles Garrett, from the Cleveland Browns with 25 million dollars per year and is followed by DeMarcus Lawrence, from the Dallas Cowboys, and Leonard Williams, from the New York Giants with 21; and Frank Clark of the Kansas City Chiefs with 20.8.
Crosby was drafted by the Raiders in the fourth round of the 2019 Draft. and earned the starting job after seven games in his first season. His performance (16 tackles for loss of yards and 10 sacks) allowed him to be considered for Defensive Rookie of the Year, but Nick Bosa of the San Francisco 49ers won it.
After three years in the league, the product of Eastern Michigan he has 142 tackles, 43 forfeits, 25 sacks, 12 scrimmage deflections, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
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