The Las Vegas Raiders, who have basically transformed their roster, are looking to compete for a playoff berth. Unfortunately, they play in the same division of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes. But one young star on Vegas' defensive isn't kissing the rings.
During an interview on Bleacher Report's "The Lefkoe Show," defensive end Maxx Crosby said he's "definitely" going to sack Mahomes next season.
“Just know I’m coming, no doubt,” said Crosby, via "The Lefkoe Show."
“I was close as few times. It pissed me off pretty much. Every second after that game was over, a couple times I was just mad. . . He’s a different type of player too. He’s one of those guys. He just backpedals, he’ll throw the ball from weird angles, it’s not like sacking a regular quarterback. Yeah, I’m definitely looking forward to sacking him. It needs to happen. It’s definitely going to happen.”
Crosby recorded 10 sacks in his first season donning the black and silver. But in his two games against the Chiefs, Crosby was unable to officially record a sack on Mahomes due to the signal caller's mobility and the strength of Kansas City's offensive line.
Crosby was arguably the steal of the 2019 NFL Draft. The Raiders selected him in the fourth round out of Eastern Michigan. In his first season, he recorded 47 tackles (16 for loss), 14 quarterback hits, four passes defensed, and four forced fumbles. In fact, he outproduced fourth overall pick Clelin Ferrell, who struggled mightily.
If Crosby's this motivated to bring Mahomes to the turf, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid better call for extra blockers to hold back the second-year edge rusher this upcoming season.