After locking up Maxx Crosby and Derek Carr, the Raiders now move on to Hunter Renfrow. While the extension will almost certainly happen, what will it look like and how will it affect the rest of the team.
After an illustrious career at the University of Clemson, the Raiders selected Hunter Renfrow in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Considered a value pick at the spot they grabbed him, many assumed he would be the Raiders’ starting slot receiver right away.
After 2019 and 2020 when he had 1,261 receiving yards and six touchdowns combined, he became a permanent fixture of the offense.
Then came 2021 when Renfrow had his true breakout season. No longer was he just a reliable slot receiver, he became the most impactful receiver on the Raiders’ offense. After the loss of Henry Ruggs and the absence of Darren Waller, he was relied upon heavily for the entire season.
He would respond with 103 receptions for 1,038 yards and nine touchdowns. He would earn his first Pro Bowl selection as a result.
After a season as productive as that one, the Raiders got him some help. With superstar wideout Davante Adams now in tow, it was clear that Las Vegas was going all in for 2022, and the foreseeable future.
While he got a massive contract that made him the highest-paid receiver in the league at the time, both Derek Carr and Maxx Crosby got locked up for the foreseeable future.
As mentioned, the focus now shifts to Hunter Renfrow. While Derek Carr has already said that the team was saving money for him, can the Raiders pull it off? Also, what will the contract look like, and, is it worth it for the Raiders?