The Facts: The Las Vegas Raiders are signing Renfrow to a two-year, $32 million extension, including $21 million guaranteed, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport reported Friday morning.
Diehards Line: The 2019 fifth-round pick is coming off a breakout Pro Bowl campaign in which he netted 103 catches for 1,038 yards and nine TDs. Renfrow proved to be Derek Carr's security blanket and a third-down machine. Now he's getting paid like the weapon he's become. Working out of the slot, Renfrow has developed into one of the best route runners in the game. At 5-10 without blazing speed, the Clemson product uses sharp cuts and precise routes to beat faster corners and create space. His toughness at the point of catch and shiftiness with the ball in his hands makes him the ideal third-down threat. With the addition of Davante Adams, the Raiders now have two of the best route runners in the NFL at their disposal. While at first blush, it might seem Adams' arrival might take some shine off Renfrow's production. But with the attention that the outside receiver is likely to take, Renfrow should see even more advantageous matchups moving forward.