A pair of Las Vegas Raiders players, Maxx Crosby and Josh Jacobs, received some honors on the final day of media availability with the season over.
Raiders News: Maxx Crosby, Josh Jacobs Receive Notable Honors
The 2022 regular season wasn’t a kind one for the Silver and Black, and of course, Raider Nation. Nevertheless, the Raiders did have a few noteworthy players who had remarkable individual seasons. Jacobs concluded the year as the NFL’s leading rusher with 1,653 yards on the ground. He also recorded 12 touchdowns, helping to lead the Raiders’ offense in its first year under head coach Josh McDaniels. As most Raiders fans will recall, Jacobs had his fifth-year option declined, somewhat of a surprise to some fans. However, Jacobs took that and turned it into a historically special season.
Whether it’s the Raiders or someone else, Josh Jacobs is going to get paid this offseason.
For his collaboration and standard of professionalism, Jacobs was awarded the Craig Long Award. That’s an honor bestowed upon a player who excels at being professional in terms of media relations. Craig Long, who worked in the Raiders’ public relations department from 1997 to 2004, is the award’s namesake.
Crosby, who had a notable year in his own right, was given the “Commitment to Excellence” award. It’s bestowed upon a Raiders player who “best exemplifies hard work, leadership, and excellence on and off the field throughout the season.” The announcement was made public through a team transcript on Monday. Interestingly enough, Crosby has received this distinction in back-to-back years. Several past greats have had this distinction; Rodney Hudson, for example, won it from 2017 to 2020. Having received a long-term commitment from general manager Dave Ziegler, it wouldn’t surprise anyone if Maxx Crosby received this recognition a few more times at this pace.
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