Slot star cashes in in Las Vegas
Early-morning Dave Ziegler has struck again.
The Las Vegas Raiders and star slot wide receiver Hunter Renfrow agreed to a contract extension around dawn Friday morning, keeping another key in-house player.
A big-time payday for the Slot Machine after a breakout season — and even more opportunities ahead in Josh McDaniels’ offense.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 10, 2022
The deal is now official and Raiders’ coach Josh McDaniels is excited.
“We are thrilled to have reached an agreement with Hunter Renfrow and look forward to seeing him in Silver and Black for years to come,” McDaniels said in a statement. “Hunter is one of the true leaders on this team and he exemplifies the values of the organization in how he comes to work every day. He is a tremendous teammate on and off the field and the entire Raider Nation is excited to see what the future holds for Hunter.”
Renfrow, 26, was entering the final year of his contract and was eligible to be a free agent next year. Now, he isn’t scheduled to hit free agency until 2025. He is the third key in-house player Ziegler, who joined the franchise in late January, has secured. Renfrow joins quarterback Derek Carr and defensive end Maxx Crosby with new deals. Like Renfrow, Carr’s deal was struck in the early morning this offseason.
In addition to these deals, the Raiders also traded for superstar wide receiver Davante Adams (and gave him a new contract) and signed pass-rush star Chandler Jones. The Raiders are clearly all in.
Renfrow has been a major success story for the Raiders. He was a fifth-round pick out of Clemson by the previous regime and he became a Pro Bowl player in 2021 and he caught 103 passes.
Most receptions by a Raiders WR in a single season in franchise history
1997 Tim Brown 104
2021 Hunter Renfrow 103
2002 Jerry Rice 92
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Now, he is a secured Raider for the foreseeable future.