The Las Vegas Raiders received a few selections for the Associated Press All-Pro team this week.
Josh Jacobs, Davante Adams, and Daniel Carlson all got nods for league’s best. Somehow, one of their best players got snubbed, though.
Maxx Crosby did not get selected as one of the team’s edge rushers.
Crosby was one of the best defensive linemen in the NFL this season, and he was magnificent for the Raiders’ defense. He took over multiple games in order to keep Las Vegas in it.
Ultimately, the season did not end how they would hav preferred, but his season cannot be overlooked.
Crosby worked his tail off for the Raiders this year, and he was clearly frustrated by the snub.
Wow.— 🦅MaddMaxx🦅 (@CrosbyMaxx) January 13, 2023
That shouldn’t come as a surprise. Crosby had a a deserving season.
The Raiders’ DE recorded 12.5 sacks and led the NFL in tackles for loss. He was consistent in both the running and passing games. Many edge rushers don’t have that sort of balance.
Davante Adams, selected to the All-Pro team, defended his teammate as well.
He felt that Crosby should have been picked alongside him.
Congrats to my teammates and other boys around the league on their all-pro nods! Maxx was brutally snubbed and somebody needs to be held accountable. As for me…that’s 3 1st team blessings in a row. God is great 🙌🏾— Davante Adams (@tae15adams) January 13, 2023
For Crosby, he isn’t in the conversation from national media too often. With the Raiders’ struggles this season, his impressive year went under the radar.
He didn’t slow down for an underwhelming defense as a whole.
This will only add motivation for Crosby, and next season will surely be another special season for him.