Michael Crabtree is going to stay with the Oakland Raiders, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Crabtree has agreed to a contract extension on Wednesday with the Raiders. The deal is worth $35 million for four years, with $19 million guaranteed.
Crabtree spent the first six years of his NFL career across the bay with the San Fransisco 49ers. Then he switched over to Oakland last season and is in his first year of his contract. The Raiders roped in Crabtree to a one-year, $3 million deal. Crabtree posted 66 passes for 760 yards and seven touchdowns in 12 games this season and is in the run for his best professional season of his career.
The 28-year-old receiving corp led the Raiders to a 37-33 win over the Ravens in week 2 by catching nine passes for 111 yards and a touchdown. Crabtree, along with rookie wide-out star Amari Cooper, lifted the Raiders’ passing attack among the top ten in the NFL. Crabtree is 26th in NFL in terms of receiving yards and tied in ninth for touchdowns.
But despite Crabtree’s offensive firepower, the Raiders are 5-7 and are currently out of the reckoning for the AFC’s playoffs. Experts view Crabtree’s extension as a good sign for Raiders’ improvement.