Hunter Renfrow, a wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders, has signed a contract extension that will allow him to play a bigger role in Josh McDaniel’s offense.
After Cooper Kupp’s big news, the Las Vegas Raiders made their own big announcement: they are giving Pro Bowl wide receiver Hunter Renfrow a big contract of his own.
Renfrow was signed for another two years in Las Vegas for $32 million, with $21 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network reporters Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport, who broke the news this morning.
Since being taken in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the 26-year-old “Slot Machine,” as Pelissero dubbed him, has remained with the Raiders.
Renfrow has been under pressure his whole football career to show what he can do on the field. This deal shows that all of Renfrow’s efforts to help on offense have been worth it.
Hunter Renfrow has signed a long-term contract deal with the Las Vegas Raiders
Renfrow was 5’10” and 155 pounds when he began his college football career at Clemson. Renfrow was a walk-on who redshirted his first year before starting his senior year.
Renfrow was the 2017 CFB National Championship game’s game-winning touchdown receiver, and he was also the 2018 recipient of the Burlsworth Trophy, which honors the finest college athlete who started as a walk-on.
Renfrow was selected in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, but he instantly became the Raiders’ starting wide receiver. Renfrow averaged roughly 53 receptions and 631 yards in his first two seasons with the organization, but his breakout season came in his third season.
Renfrow had 103 receptions for 1,038 yards and nine touchdowns in 2021. It was enough to earn him a Pro Bowl berth and a three-year, $32 million contract deal. Renfrow had previously signed a four-year, $2.8 million contract.
In April, Raiders tight end Darren Waller talked about what he thinks the Raiders offense will be like with players like Renfrow, Davante Adams, and Derek Carr.
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