- According to Rapoport, the contract includes incentives that could push the total value of the contract up to $35.2 million.
- Crabtree doesn’t receive a signing bonus as part of this agreement, but he’ll make $11 million in 2016 and $18 million in total by 2017.
- This contract will keep Crabtree under team control through the 2019 season.
Jason Fitzgerald mentions that assuming Crabtree’s deal includes $19 million fully guaranteed, it would be 10th among veteran receivers and 13th in average salary per year.
- According to Caplan, there was a push from inside the Raiders’ organization to get an extension done with Crabtree.
- Caplan adds that the deal will be signed and made official at some point in the near future.
Crabtree, 28, found very little interest a free agent several months, and wound up signing just a one-year, $3 million contract with the Raiders back in April that includes $2 million in incentives.
Crabtree has proven to be a very solid signing for GM Reggie McKenzie and was in line to be one of the best available free agent receivers next year. However, the Raiders had made it clear that they wanted to retain Crabtree for the foreseeable future.
For what it’s worth, Jason Fitzgerald projected Crabtee to receive a four-year deal worth between $26-28 million.
This season, Crabtree has appeared in 12 games and caught 66 passes for 760 yards receiving and seven touchdowns for the Raiders. Pro Football Focus has Crabtree rated as the No. 29 receiver out of 119 qualifying players this season.
We’ll post the contract details as the news is available.