Maxx Crosby: Chandler Jones has been incredible since Day One

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The Raiders added edge rusher Chandler Jones in free agency, bringing him over from the Cardinals to reunite him with head coach Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Patrick Graham.

But they also have paired him opposite edge rusher Maxx Crosby — who signed a four-year, $98 million contract extension in March.

In his Thursday press conference, Crosby said he and Jones have gotten off to a strong partnership.

“Chandler’s been incredible since [he] got here,” Crosby said. “He’s a great leader. I think he’s going into Year 11 now. He’s got over 100-plus sacks. So I’m constantly asking him questions.

“The cool thing about Chandler is he’s one of the most humble dudes I’ve met. He’s super humble for the things he’s done. He asks me stuff all the time and it throws me off because I look at his career and that’s something that I aspire to do. He’s been incredible since Day One and is definitely someone I look up to.”

Jones was a Pro Bowler last season after recording 10.5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, 26 QB hits, and six forced fumbles for the Cardinals.

Crosby was a Pro Bowler, too, having recorded 8.0 sacks, 13 tackles for loss, 30 QB hits, and seven pass breakups for the Raiders.

7 responses to “Maxx Crosby: Chandler Jones has been incredible since Day One

  1. These guys are gonna feast on a slower Wilson, a slower Mahomes and a less mobile Herbert. Nasty dudes

  2. I’m really looking forward to the AFC WEST beating the tar out of each other all season long…. EVERY ONE of the conference games will be super important & should be AWESOME GAMES to watch!!!

  3. As a Pats fan I hated the trade sending Jones to AZ. However, that ended with cap space giving us both Hightower and Gilmore. Not to mention Rings in 2017 and 2019, I would have loved to have seen him come back this year. But McDaniels swooped in.

  4. The AFCW will be a great division to watch. Any one of the 4 teams could win the division.

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